Lego® to improve social skills

Posted by: alisrowe, June 4, 2015

lego-therapy-by-daniel-legoffI wish my parents had played this with me or I wish that I had played this with other children when I was younger. We sometimes plan to demo a Lego® communication game in our workshops but, so far, we haven’t had the time to do it! I’m writing this blog article to explain it, with pictures and an example script, because if I can do my bit for the world today, it is to inspire parents to give this a go at home imminently!

By the way, Lego Communication is not simply getting a group of children together and having them play with Lego. If you tried doing that with autistic children, you’d probably end up with each child playing on their own in exactly their own way, doing their own thing, in complete silence!

What you need

Toy bricks (for example, Lego or Mega Bloks)

A total of four people

The goal

The aim of the game is for the builder to build whatever it is that the architect wants

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