Lego Together Training
Training for professionals to help children with a disability or developmental delay to develop social and communication skills with friends at home, at school or at an early childhood centre.
Lego Together is an evidence-based social skills program for school-aged children (4-8 years old) which promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing and collaborative problem-solving. Groups can be run with children’s friends, classmates or family members to build relationships with the important people around them.
Our online training workshop teaches the building blocks of the Lego Together program so that you will have the confidence to run the program in your own professional setting.
Ideally the program is offered in one of the child’s natural, everyday environments with peers that they know. As part of the professinoal development we can also help you to identify additional children to include into the group.The child will be the focus, but other participating children can also benefit and have fun.
Running a Lego Together program
The program can run:
- In the child’s home. You will invite two other children to join each session – they can be siblings, cousins or friends. After the program finishes, your therapist or teacher can continue to assist you to maintain your child’s new skills and build on enduring relationships.
- In the child’s school or Early Childhood setting. The teachers will decide which other children will join in. They will seek permission from the parents of these children. Our staff liaise with teachers about where and when to run the sessions. The program will run as a partnership between Plumtree, the educational setting and you, the family.
- Online during COVID19. The teachers will direct the play using zoom video with the support of a teacher or parent.