Lego Mates Group Program (8-12 year olds)
A fun social thinking group program for children.
Lego Mates is a new small group program based on the LEGO therapy model, play therapy models and social thinking models to promote children’s social interaction and learning.
Lego Mates sessions consist of two sections – 45 minutes building sets with instructions and assigned roles and 45 minutes for group play using the Lego creations.
Based on the Lego therapy model, children work together in pairs or groups of three, with assigned roles to build Lego sets while our therapists focus on supporting their communication and social interaction with each other.
There is a strong emphasis on social thinking and imaginative play development. Children will be supported to apply their problem solving and interaction skills as they learn to play together with their created Lego sets.
Lego Mates allows children to practice joint problem solving, planning, listening and social thinking and communication skills. Speech pathologists facilitate each child’s active participation in pairs and within the small group setting.
This small group program is designed for a group of between 6-8 children, aged between 8-12 years of age.
The Lego Mates program suits children who:
- have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- attend a main stream primary school
- have solid cognitive and language skills
- need support with social and emotional learning
- are interested in Lego and construction
Lego Mates – Werribee
Lego Mates will be back on in Werribee in Term 3. Please contact the western Melbourne team on firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the registration form below to express your interest in this program.
Please complete this registration form to express your interest in one or more of our group therapy programs.
Email the completed form to email@example.com and a team member will be in contact with further information.
If you have any further questions, please contact Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Support Manager via Contact Us for your nearest Gateways Support Services office.
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