Benefits of Lego Club Therapy
Lego Therapy is a play-based therapy method that uses Lego bricks and other similar construction toys to help children with autism and other special needs develop social and communication skills. The therapy is typically led by a trained therapist or special education teacher, and it usually takes place in a small group setting.
During a Lego Therapy session, children work together to build structures and complete building challenges using Lego bricks. The therapist or teacher facilitates the play and uses specific strategies to encourage social interaction, communication, and problem-solving skills. For example, the therapist might ask the children to take turns choosing bricks, or to describe the parts of their building to the group.
Some of the benefits of Lego Therapy for children with special needs include:
- Improving social interaction and communication skills. The therapist can use the building activity as a way to encourage the child to interact with others and communicate with the group.
- Reducing anxiety or stress. The building activity can be calming and therapeutic, which can help children with special needs who may be prone to anxiety or stress.
- Developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Building with Lego bricks requires a certain degree of dexterity, which can help children develop these skills.
- Enhancing problem-solving and planning skills. As children work together to build, they will naturally encounter problems and have to work together to find solutions.
Overall, Lego Therapy is a play-based and enjoyable way to help children with special needs improve their social, communication, and fine motor skills, problem-solving, and planning. The Lego Clubs run by The Psych Professionals are run by registered clinicians with training specific to the operation of Lego Clubs and providing best practice clinical care to our clients.
The Psych Professionals in SE QLD have a limited number of available spots for our January school holiday intensive program and are now booking spots for 2023. To learn more, or to book, please contact our friendly Client Relationships Team on 07 3823 2230 or click here.