is a social development tool for children and young people.
Created by Dr Daniel LeGoff (a Paediatric Neuropsychologist in the USA), It aims to encourage children to practice joint attention, turn taking, sharing, joint problem solving, listening and general social communication skills whilst building with Lego®. It can also help promote self-esteem, confidence and motivation.
How does it work?
The nature of sessions means that Lego®-based therapy is highly adaptable. Through skilled facilitation by and adult the children work collaboratively to build a Lego® set using instructions which are visible to the whole group. Initially children are given a specific job to do. There are 3 roles:
The Engineer: describes the instructions
The Supplier: finds the pieces
The Builder: puts the pieces together
(These roles are rotated during the session.)
Lego®-based therapy is a highly adaptable intervention that can be deployed by child development professionals. BrickTime is currently involved in the I-SOCIALISE research project.
BrickTime is developing community partnerships by training staff and volunteers in community organisations and charities in order to make Lego®-based therapy accessible to more families