Introduction to LEGO® Based Therapy

If you are considering running LEGO® Based Therapy clubs (brick clubs) then you will find this occasional paper of interest.

Psychologist Dr LeGoff (USA) in 2004 developed the theory around LEGO® after he noticed that children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) were playing with LEGO® and interacting with each other in his waiting room. Of all the toys available in the waiting room children preferred to play with LEGO® and he therefore chose this as a medium to promote and develop collaborative play.

LEGO® based therapy is a play-based intervention originally aimed at improving participants social, communicative and other identified skills. It was originally used to support participants with Autism and other related conditions but has been used successfully in Schools, and other settings to support pupils/children/young adults showing signs of disengagement or disruptive behaviour.


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Created: Apr 27, 2019

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