Setting SENCOs and Early Years Practitioners
Building Block Play Therapy or Lego Based Therapy is a child-led and peer based social skills group intervention that was initially developed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by Dr. Daniel LeGoff, a Clinical Neuropsychologist from Philadelphia, USA. The purpose of this session is to provide practitioners with practical ways to plan and deliver a Building Blocks group intervention.
The session will aim is to provide practitioners with practical ways to plan and deliver a Building Blocks group with young children that have been identified as needing additional support with their social interaction and language skills and development
The session will include practical ideas and modelling of small group work.
Practitioners will have increased ~
knowledge and understanding of how social interaction and language skills develop in young children
understanding of how to identify links to the EYFS
confidence to identify children that would benefit from attending the Building Blocks group
understanding of ways to support the development of social interaction and language skills and development
confidence to plan and deliver a Building Blocks group in their setting
understanding of how to identify targets for individual children and monitor their progress during the group