Lego-based Therapy

LEGO therapy is a structured, group-based intervention designed to support the development of social and communication skills in children. The therapy involves participants working together to build LEGO models, with each child assigned one of the three key roles within the activity.

Roles within LEGO Therapy:

  1. Engineer: The engineer is responsible for providing the instructions and explaining how to construct the LEGO model. This role encourages effective communication skills and the ability to give clear, concise directions.
  2. Supplier: The supplier’s role involves retrieving the necessary LEGO pieces requested by the engineer. This role promotes listening skills and the ability to follow instructions accurately.
  3. Builder: The builder is tasked with assembling the LEGO model based on the engineer’s instructions and the supplier’s provision of the required pieces. This role encourages collaboration, teamwork, and fine motor skills.

LEGO therapy sessions at Green Shoots Federation will be conducted weekly, providing a consistent and structured approach to skill-building over time. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, allowing participants to engage in the activity fully while also ensuring progress is monitored and tracked effectively.

Aim of LEGO Therapy Sessions:

The key focus of LEGO therapy at Green Shoots Federation is to enhance participants’ social and communication skills. The sessions aim to improve the following areas:

  1. Collaboration: Participants will learn how to work together effectively, sharing ideas and responsibilities to achieve a common goal.
  2. Verbal Communication: Through the designated roles and task-specific interactions, children will develop their verbal communication skills, including listening, giving instructions, and clarifying information.
  3. Non-Verbal Communication: Building LEGO models requires a level of non-verbal communication, such as interpreting gestures and facial expressions, fostering an understanding of these cues among participants.
  4. Problem-Solving: As challenges arise during the construction process, participants will practice problem-solving skills, encouraging critical thinking and adaptability.

By focusing on these essential skills within the context of a fun and engaging activity like LEGO building, participants can develop and strengthen their social and communication abilities in a supportive and interactive environment. For additional information or to discuss the implementation of LEGO therapy at Green Shoots Federation further, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s SENCo.