Lego therapy interventions are designed to foster social and communication skills in children.
In this session we will look at how your setting can use the structure of this session to not only improve social and communication skills – but also improve emotional regulation.
- What is Lego Therapy and why is it an effective intervention for social and emotional development?
- What research backs this up?
- Looking at the Learning Pyramid, what considerations are there when running this intervention?
- What assessments could we use as a baseline score? #sdq #rosenburg
- What assessments could be used in-sessions to monitor progress?
- What would the starter, main, and plenary look like?
- What resources are needed and what do they look like?
- SEMH student case study examples
- LeGoff et al., 2014 – In one of the earliest studies, LeGoff and his team examined the effects of LEGO therapy on children with ASD. They found that children who participated in the therapy showed significant improvements in social skills, particularly in areas like joint attention, cooperation, and communication.
- Owens et al., 2008 – This study investigated the social outcomes of LEGO therapy for children with ASD. The researchers observed improvements in social interaction, communication, and sharing behaviors among the participants.
- Grynszpan et al., 2018 – This meta-analysis reviewed the existing literature on LEGO therapy and other social skills interventions for children with ASD. The results suggested that LEGO therapy was effective in improving social skills and communication compared to control groups or other interventions.
- LeGoff et al., 2020 – In a follow-up study, LeGoff and his team assessed the long-term benefits of LEGO therapy by reevaluating participants five years after the initial intervention. They found that the gains in social skills were maintained over time, indicating the therapy’s potential for lasting impact.
- The effectiveness of LEGO®-based therapy in promoting social interaction of children with Autism Spectrum Condition
- Cheng, Y. F., & Cheung, M. M., 2018 – Could You Give Me the Blue Brick? LEGO®-Based Therapy as a Social Development Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review
- Alqahtani, M. A., Al-Zahrani, A. S., & Alshammari, A. M, 2018 – LEGO®-based Therapy for Improving Social and Emotional Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study
- Koushanfar, H., & Ghaedian, S, 2018 – The effectiveness of LEGO®-based therapy for improving social and emotional skills in children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis