Friday, May 3, 2013

Lego Therapy - Social Skills Intervention for Children with High Functioning Autism & Aspergers Syndrome

by Kalea

Lego Therapy is a social skills intervention that motivates children to work together by dividing the tasks into different roles. One child is the Engineer (describing instructions), another child is the supplier (finds the correct pieces), and another child is the builder (puts the pieces together). This intervention showed a reduction in maladaptive behavior and improvement in their socialization and communication. 


Owens, G., Granader, Y., Humphrey, A., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2008). LEGO ® Therapy and the Social Use of Language Programme: an evaluation of two social skills interventions for children with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome. Journal Of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 38(10), 1944-1957. doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0590-6

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