LEGO® Based Therapy – A Social Skills Programme For Children

09/10/15 Gina Gomez Lego therapy 09/10/15 Dr Gina Gomez has set up a new initiative to train people how to use Lego to help children with autism. Picture: Keith Heppell

About LEGO®-based therapy

Bricks for Autism C.I.C. provides information, training and resources on LEGO® therapy or LEGO®-based therapy, a social skills programme for children and young people with social communication difficulties such as autism. Find out more about us here!

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We want to share best practice in LEGO®-based therapy/ LEGO® therapy. Find out about the research evidence base, find out useful websites and download useful resources here!

"The best kind of therapy is when it's so much fun that the child doesn't know it's happening."

Lynne Koegel, PhD, Clinical Director, Koegel Autism Center, University of California Santa Barbara, CA

LEGO®-based therapy (also known as LEGO therapy) is an increasingly popular social skills programme for children and young people with social communication problems such as autism spectrum disorders.

Dr, Gina Gomez de la Cuesta is a Clinical Psychologist and originally studied LEGO®-based therapy for her PhD at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. She founded Bricks for Autism C.I.C. as a social enterprise to share best practise in this approach and to enable others to use this fun social skills therapy in their schools and services.

In LEGO® therapy young people work together to build LEGO® models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.

LEGO® therapy can be used individually or in groups.  Natural opportunities for developing social competence are facilitated by the adult facilitator.

Key to this approach is how engaging and enjoyable it is for the participants! Building LEGO® collaboratively is great fun, and young people develop social skills while enjoying themselves.

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"The most fun training course I have ever been on"
"Gina was so informative and approachable"
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