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 Geelong
To attend ‘Lego Mates’ your child will require funding through the NDIS for a social skills group for 90 minutes per week x 8 weeks and an additional hour for a report to be completed at the end of the program. Please note that funding must be available in your child’s current plan.
Lego Mates – Werribee
If you have any further questions or to find out when the next program will commence, contact Gateways Therapy & Inclusion Support Manager via Contact Us or by phoning 5221 2984.