Building Buddies

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Lego® is all about possibilities. What will we build today? Where will our imagination take us? How do I play and share this experience when I find it hard to communicate verbally and non-verbally?

Building Buddies by Rocky Bay answers these questions.

The program is about using role play to reinforce tools that help your child in social situations. Building Buddies Therapy can be an effective tool to develop verbal and non-verbal communication, sharing, turn-taking and a number of other positive social and communication outcomes.

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Age

8-12
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Diagnosis

  • Amputations (Single/Multiple)
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
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  • Autism/PDD
  • Brain Tumor
  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Laurence Moon-Bartel Syndrome
  • Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Obessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Williams Syndrome
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Benefits of using LEGO® for kids with Autism

Building Buddies Therapy Group is a fun and engaging therapy that aims to help your child:

  • Improve their ability to collaborate and solve problems with others
  • Adapt to situational changes and expectations
  • Improve social communication skills
  • Build on their strengths and interests
  • Foster positive social interaction with peers.
Program Structure

Building Buddies Therapy Group consists of teams of three children and a qualified therapist who work together to achieve a common task. The children are given a LEGO® plan to build and each child is assigned a role to help complete the build as a team.

There are a number of roles (Engineer, Supplier, Builder) that each child has the opportunity to play to help focus their energy on a particular task.

The group takes place each school holidays and consists of 5 daily sessions, for 2 hours per day.

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