LEGO-Based Therapy Facilitator Training

Social skills training for those on the Autism spectrum
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Found in: Events / Canterbury
LEGO-Based therapy is a evidence based social skills program developed for people on the Autism Spectrum by Daniel Le-Goff and Simon Baron- Cohen. It has been successfully replicated across the world, and fits well into the New Zealand and Australian context. It is an excellent therapy model for clinicians and professionals with existing skills and knowledge in group theory, clinical reasoning and Autism.
This therapy model coaches group participants to work as a team, using LEGO in a structured way to achieve an outcome together as a group. The intrinsic value of LEGO for the participants means that motivation and volition is naturally high, so learning of the social skills is accelerated. Research has also shown the skills learned in the group naturally transfer well to other settings such as from the clinic setting to the home.
Elen Nathan is an Occupational Therapist who has specialised in Sensory Modulation and Autism. This full day workshop also includes how to structure a group using group theory, with tips and tools around using LEGO for sensory regulation so the sensory needs of the group are met first to ensure all participants are regulated and organised, enabling them to participate in the group to their full capacity.

A free LEGO kit is included as part of your registration.
Through the generous support from The Warehouse, each attendee will receive their own LEGO kit to use on the day and take home with them.
In addition, they have offered all who attend the workshop a significant discount to set up their school or organisation's own workshop kit. We encourage you to take advantage of this offer.

Learning Outcomes:
This workshop is ideal for people working with individuals on the autism spectrum who want to set up and facilitate LEGO-Based Therapy groups.
Elen will introduce delegates to the background of LEGO-Based Therapy and how to run LEGO-Based Therapy for individuals on the autism spectrum. Importance is placed on hands on practice and the adult facilitator’s role in LEGO-Based Therapy. Provided will be step-by-step instructions how to run successful groups in order to promote social skills and collaborative play through a naturalistic setting. Printable resources will also be provided so delegates can start running LEGO-Based Therapy groups after completing the workshop.

Visit the website for more information and to register. Spaces are limited
https://www.grow.co.nz/lego-therapy-2021/