What is LEGO® and how is it used for therapy?
Using LEGO in Therapy Group is more than just creating masterpieces with LEGO, it’s 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.
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
Building Buddies Therapy Group Program Structure:
Building Buddies Therapy Group consists of teams of 3 children and a qualified therapist who work together to achieve a common task. The children are given a LEGO plan that they need to build. Each child is assigned a role to help them complete the building as a team.
There are a number of roles (i.e. 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 sessions that run for 2 ½ hours per day
Who’s eligible for Building Buddies Therapy?
Building Buddies Therapy Group is best suited to children aged 8-12 years who:
- Have an interest in LEGO
- Have foundational social skills
- Are able to follow complex verbal instructions
- Are able to maintain attention and regulate their emotions
If you believe that Building Buddies Therapy Group is suitable for your child, register your interest and a Therapy Administration team member will contact you to confirm eligibility.
Building Buddies will be held on the following dates:
- 8 July – 12 July 2019
- 7 October – 11 October 2019
Location: Cockburn, Duncraig and Rockingham
Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Register your interest for Building Buddies Therapy Group today!
For further information please contact the Therapy Administration team:
Phone: (08) 9555 9101
Email: [email protected]