Lego therapy is a play based piece of intervention which focuses on developing collaborative play skills. It is predominately used with children who have Autism or social interaction difficulties. However, it can be used with all children.
Lego therapy works on key areas of social interaction, such as turn taking, listening, initiation, eye contact, problem solving and sharing. In addition to this it works on language concepts such as size, prepositions and colours.
Within a therapy group an adult will set the ‘ground rules’ with children and facilitate if necessary. Each child is given a role. These are a builder, supplier and engineer. In addition to this there may be a director role too. Each role contributes towards the success of the Lego model being made.