LEGO GROUP THERAPY
For children with social communication difficulties, Lego therapy is a social development program. It makes utilises kids' enjoyment of Lego play as well as their strengths and interests to help them improve their social and communication abilities.
Children who play with Legos are more likely to engage in cooperative play with one another. Since they like creating with Lego, kids who would not be eager to join a social club might join a Lego group. Children are given opportunities to play while developing their social and communication skills because to the common emphasis on construction.
American clinical neuropsychologist Dan LeGoff created lego therapy in the early 2000s in Philadelphia.
LeGoff discovered that when autistic children were playing with Lego, they were more likely to engage in social interaction. He organised Lego play sessions for autistic children to help them develop their social skills.
Research studies into the benefits of LEGO Based Therapy programs have shown it can help develop the following skills:
Self-initiated social contact
Extended duration of social interaction
Sequencing and planning
Asking for clarification – resolving communication breakdowns