At WFS we have a Lego therapy trained therapist and are able to offer identified children LEGO®-Based Therapy. LEGO®-Based Therapy is a social development program that uses LEGO® activities to support the development of a wide range of social skills within a group setting.
What are the benefits of LEGO®-Based Therapy?
Playing with LEGO® in a therapy setting promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing, collaborative problem-solving and the learning of concepts. It can be used to target goals around social skills, language and motor skills. By using a commonly adored tool like LEGO® it capitalises on its existing motivation and supports self-esteem by allowing the participants to demonstrate their skills in a social situation. It also sets up a positive opportunity for guided social problem-solving to help develop social skills that can then be used in other situations.
Lego therapy can also be adapted to work on language targets, so it can work really well as an intervention for children with Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN).
Research into the benefits of a Lego therapy programme have shown it can help develop the following skills:
- Visual perception
- Language concepts
- Descriptive language
- Positional language
- Sequencing and planning
- Non-verbal skills
- Asking for clarification – resolving communication breakdowns
- Memory skills
- Motor skills