Engineer – oversees the design and makes sure it is followed. Builder – puts the bricks together. Supplier – keeps track of the type and color of bricks that are needed and gives the bricks to the builder. Director – makes sure that the team is working together and communicating.
What are the three roles in Lego therapy?
Originally proposed by LeGoff (2004) this intervention employs the use of three key roles ‘Engineer’ ‘Builder’ and ‘Supplier’ to build a model together using LEGO® bricks. This is facilitated by a trained adult, although child led, to allow the children a means of developing their social communication skills.
What does Lego therapy do?
Lego-based therapy (LeGoff et al 2014) is an evidence based approach that aims to develop social communication skills in autistic children, such as sharing, turn-taking, following rules, using names and problem-solving.
What age is Lego therapy for?
It can be used with children aged 5-17 years – the difficulty of the lego build should be adapted based on the age and abilities of the children. Lego therapy was originally created for children with social difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s, and even Anxiety or Adjustment Disorders.
How often should you do Lego therapy?
The sessions usually run once a week for 1-2 hours, often in schools or other everyday settings. In each session, children work together to build a model following instructions.
What is a social story for autism?
What are social stories? Social stories explain social situations to autistic children and help them learn socially appropriate behaviour and responses. These stories are sometimes called social scripts, social narratives or story-based interventions.
What is attention autism?
Attention Autism is an approach developed by Gina Davies, a specialist speech & language therapist. It builds communication, interaction, attention & learning skills whilst building strong relationships, through hands on, practical & fun activities.
What is play therapy in psychology?
Play therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses play to help children deal with emotional and mental health issues. By using play as the medium, children are able to explore their feelings and share them with the therapist or the parents.
Does NDIS cover Lego?
Part of NDIS-Funded Supports
LEGO-Based Therapy is delivered by therapists and trained Allied Health Assistants and so they are claimable under NDIS funding, usually under the ‘Improved Daily Living’ category.