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Lego Based Therapy (ELSA Plus)

Training and Learning Centre, The Portsmouth Academy, St Mary's Road
Course Tutors
Lucy Moore
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
Primary Schools Non-teaching staff / Primary Schools Teaching staff / Secondary Schools Non-teaching staff / Secondary Schools Teaching staff / Social Workers - Children / Special Schools Non-teaching Staff / Special Schools Teaching Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
All Schools
Education Psychology
Course description

Building with Lego bricks is a multi-sensory, open-ended and often very motivating play experience for children.  It harnesses children's motivation for Lego in order to improve their social skills via structured group activities.

This approach can be used with any children with social skills difficulties, including those with Autism.

Lego Based Therapy has a growing evidence base and groups arre now popping up all over the world.  Several research studies in the UK and the USA have found that Lego Based Therapy groups can help develop and reinforce a range of play skills and social skills, such as verbal and non-verbal communication, collaborative problem solving, turn taking, sharing and joint attention skills. 

Over the 2 sessions you will learn the skills needed to run your own Lego Therapy Club in your school.

Training objectives

This training will enable you to set up your own Lego Therapy group and will provide practical resources and ideas. 

Learning outcomes

You will learn the skills needed to run your own Lego Therapy Club in your school.

Additional Information

This course is for Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) or school staff with experience of supporting children to develop their social skills.

You will need to attend BOTH dates - 20 October and 24 November 2021.


Start Date
Wednesday 20 October 2021
End Date
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Closing Date
Tuesday 19 October 2021
09:00 - 13:00
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