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Lego club

Oaklands’ Lego Therapy Interventions

 

Lego club offers the chance for pupils to take the lead during the activities and direct others in the different tasks when building models. Pupils all take a role and work together, developing communication skills and turn taking. It encourages all pupils to have a voice and build relationships.


How Lego Therapy Works


Building with Lego bricks is a multi-sensory, open-ended experience, so the building projects can be tailored to any person’s unique needs, such as blindness, deafness, mobility impairment, autism or ADHD. But the format for most Lego therapy programs is the same.

 

Why use Lego-Based play with children on the autistic spectrum?

 

Because the Lego system of bricks are highly

  • Motivating and fun
  • Visual
  • Repetitive
  • Structured
  • Predictable
  • Systematic construction toy


Objectives of the Intervention


To help children develop:

  • Joint attention and eye gaze
  • Listening and responding
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Working together to solve a problem
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Enjoying the interaction with others in order to complete a project together

 

“I enjoyed making a car and a panda and I was good at giving instruction”. Mohammed L

 

“I really liked building with the Lego”. Aakash

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