Lego-based Therapy aims to support children (and adolescents and adults!) with Autism and ADHD to develop social skills in a fun and supportive environment. Too often these kids get lost in traditional social activities where their difficulties make it hard for them to engage.
So why Lego?
Lego is nearly a universal toy. I am yet to meet a child that does not enjoy lego. It also provides opportunities for structured play with rules that everyone can follow. It is in these interactions, that social skills can be taught and developed.
What Social Skills will my child learn?
During play your child will be supported to develop turn-taking, eye contact, sharing, waiting, problem-solving skills, listening, giving instructions, checking on understanding, peer interaction, asking for help and developing both verbal and non-verbal skills.
How will my child learn these skills?
Each group will include 3 children per adult facilitator. The children will be assigned the role of builder, engineer and supplier in which they complete specific parts of the lego building. Each of the defined roles provides a guide for their interactions and allows each child to know what is expected of them.
At the beginning of each session, group rules will be explained which support the roles and allow for enjoyment of the time together.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY sessions will be help on the following dates:
Wagga Wagga – 55 Gurwood St
Monday 13th January – 2-4 pm, 7 to 9 year-olds
Thursday 16th January – 10 am-12 pm (2 groups) – 7 to 12-year olds
Wednesday 22nd January – 10 am – 12 pm – 10 to 12-year-olds
Friday 24th January – 1 pm – 3 pm, 13 to 16-year-olds
Junee – Junee Ex-services Club
Friday 10th January 1 pm – 3 pm, 13 to 16-year-olds
Thursday 23rd January – 10 am – 12 pm, 7 to 9-year-olds
Temora – Temora Community Centre
Monday 13th January – 1 pm – 3 pm, 9 to 12-year-olds
Monday 2oth January – 1 pm – 3 pm, 9 to 12-year-olds
Monday 27th January – 1 pm – 3 pm, 9 to 12-year-olds
There will be a maximum of 3 children per session, matched by personality. Sessions may be cancelled if less than 3 children are able to attend, however, every effort will be made to fill spots.
School Holiday sessions will take approximately 2 hours. With the first and last 10 minutes for parents questions. Due to room sizes, parents are not able to stay for sessions, however, we can be flexible to meet kids needs.
Cost – $100 a session per child. NDIS funding is accepted and we are a registered provided for Therapeutic Supports.
Sold! How do we book?
Simply call the office on 02 5963 2621 or email email@example.com and let us know which sessions you are wanting to book your child in for. New clients to Riv Hub will need to complete our Intake form and will complete a short phone interview with one of our staff in order to allow us to match up similar children. We will not be able to guarantee all children will get a place this year, as we believe it is important to get the mix of children right to ensure success for them.
Current clients can also book directly through our website HERE and choose the Class option.
See you there!!