Innovative Group Therapy in Werribee Helps Children with a Disability Build Social Skills
Gateways Support Services will be running a series of Lego Mates small group therapy sessions for school aged children with a disability from our new Werribee office beginning on the 23rd April 2018.
Lego Mates is a small group therapy program based on the LEGO therapy model, play therapy and social thinking models to promote social interaction and learning in children with a developmental delay or diagnosed disability.
The program is supported by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and is provided free of charge. Families are encouraged to register now as places are limited.
Lego Mates suits children attending a mainstream school with solid cognitive and language skills but who need support with social and emotional learning as well as having an interest in Lego construction. The sessions allow children to practice joint problem solving, planning, listening, social thinking and communication skills. Therapists facilitate each child’s active participation in pairs and within the small group setting.
The program runs after school for 7 weeks and consists of two sections – 45 minutes building sets with instructions and assigned roles and 45 minutes for group play using the Lego creations.
To register please download a registration form or contact our Early Intervention Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 5221 2984.