Kali Counselling is now a Certified LEGO® Based Therapy Facilitator – Coming Soon – Play Based Therapy for Team Building
LEGO® Based Therapy is a social development program that uses LEGO® activities to support the development of a wide range of social skills within a group setting.
LEGO-Based Therapy was developed in the mid-1990s by US paediatric neuropsychologist Daniel LeGoff. He was inspired by watching two of his customers with Autism play with LEGO® in his waiting room and displaying previous non-demonstrated positive social interactions. While initially developed for children with autism, LEGO-Based Therapy has since been found to benefit children with a variety of communication and social development difficulties.
Playing with LEGO® in a therapy setting promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing, collaborative problem-solving and the learning of concepts. It can be used to target goals around social skills, language and motor skills. By using a commonly adored tool like LEGO® it capitalises on its existing motivation and supports self-esteem by allowing the participants to demonstrate their skills in a social situation. It also sets up a positive opportunity for guided social problem-solving to help develop social skills that can then be used in other situations.