Lego-Based Therapy In Singapore School And Children With Autism
Is Lego-Based Therapy popular in Singapore for children with autism?
Lego-based therapy seems to be more popular in the UK, Canada, Australia, USA and New Zealand. However, a special school in Singapore has conducted a trial on Lego-based therapy for a small group of students. The study was done by Elizabeth Mui Yee Yen & Teo Hui Ru.
Five adolescents completed weekly 1-hour sessions of LEGO® based therapy for 8 weeks. It concluded that the findings indicated improvements in socialization and communication skills in 4 of 5 participants. This study showed the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing LEGO® based therapy groups for social skills interventions for individuals with ASD and MID in a school setting. LEGO® based therapy is a cost efficient and potentially effective intervention method that can be adopted in schools.
There is no lack of evidences to show lego-based therapy offers many benefits to develop various skills for children with learning disabilities (GDD / Autism / Mild Disabilities etc). Perhaps more special schools serving the needs of special needs children in Singapore could introduce Lego-based therapy into the school programs.
Even, if schools do not conduct Lego-based therapy session, now you can do your own Lego-based therapy sessions at home with all the resources you need provided by the Build2Talk program. For more info go to: www.build2talk.com
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