LEGO Therapy

LEGO Therapy is a social development programme, developed in the mid-1990s by Paediatric Neuropsychologist, Daniel LeGoff, that uses LEGO activities to support the development of a wide range of social skills within a group setting.

While initially developed for children with Autism, LEGO Therapy has since been found to benefit children with a variety of communication and social developmental difficulties.

Benefits of LEGO Therapy:

  • 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.
  • Using LEGO 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.
  • LEGO therapy provides a highly structured environment where everyone plays a specific role within the group.