LEGO® Therapy is an evidence-based training aimed to support children with social-behavioral needs. Dr. Cecilia Lam is a licensed LEGO® therapy practitioner. She is specialized in helping children with social communication challenges to develop social competence through LEGO® play.
LEGO®-based therapy is a social development programme for young people with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties. It was originally developed by Dr. Dan LeGoff, a Paediatric Neuropsychologist in the USA. He noticed that otherwise uncommunicative children came together and started to talk when LEGO® bricks were around.
Young people work together to build LEGO® models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.
LEGO®-based therapy can be used individually or in groups. Natural opportunities for developing social competence are facilitated by the therapist.
Key to this approach is how engaging and enjoyable it is for the participants! Building LEGO® collaboratively is great fun, and young people develop social skills while enjoying themselves.
Skills training in the Brick Wizard Club includes:
Social communication skills, impulse control, staying focus, emotion regulation, social cooperation and problem-solving skills