Lego-based therapy is a type of therapy that uses Lego bricks to help people, especially children, improve their social skills and communication abilities.
It’s like playing with Lego bricks while also learning important skills for interacting with others.
Here’s how is works:
1. Group play: Lego-based therapy usually takes place in a small group with a facilitator (adult). Each person in the group has a specific role: the Engineer (has the instructions), the Supplier (has the bricks), and the Builder (builds it).
2. Roles and teamwork: The Engineer has the building instructions, the Supplier gets the Lego bricks, and the Builder puts the pieces together to create something. Everyone works together as a team, taking turns and communicating with each other.
3. Communication skills: During the Lego building process, participants learn to communicate their ideas, ask for specific bricks they need, and give clear instructions to their team members. It’s like learning how to express themselves and listen to others effectively.
4. Problem-solving: Sometimes, the Lego models can be challenging to build. Participants learn how to work together to solve problems, make decisions, and find creative solutions. It’s like using their problem-solving skills to overcome obstacles.
5. Sharing and co-operation: Lego-based therapy teaches participants about sharing and co-operating with others. They learn to take turns, share resources, and work towards a common goal. It’s like understanding the importance of teamwork and being considerate of others.
The goal of Lego-based therapy is to improve social interactions, collaboration, and communication skills in a fun and engaging way. By playing with Lego bricks and working together as a team, participants can develop important skills that can be applied in various aspects of their lives.