Lego-Based therapy is an evidence-based social skills programme. Although originally developed for people on the Autism Spectrum, it has since been found to be an engaging and beneficial therapy approach for a range of children with communication and social skills challenges.
Lego-Based therapy uses Lego as a vehicle for children to work as a team in a structured way to achieve a goal as a group. Lego tends to be highly motivating for many children, meaning engagement in the activities tends to be high. This motivation offers increased opportunities for children to work on their communication and social skills. Research has also shown the skills learned in the group naturally transfer well to other settings such as from the clinic setting to the home.
The skills focussed on include: