Lego Based Therapy Facilitator Training – Christchurch

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Date(s) - 16/10/2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Ibis Christchurch Hotel


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Skills training for those on the autism spectrum

LEGO-Based Therapy is an evidence based social skills programme for individuals on the autism spectrum. The programme was originally developed by Clinical Psychologist Daniel Le Goff (2004) in the United States. Past research has shown that school-aged children and adolescents who attended LEGO-Based Therapy made significant improvement in their social skills (Owens et al., 2008) and anxiety (Nguyen 2016).

The reason behind the success is that LEGO-Based Therapy is using children’s own natural interests in LEGO to promote development of social communication and play. Sessions are highly structured, and rule governed with each participant having a specific role (builder, helper, engineer) and facilitated by a trained facilitator. LEGO-Based Therapy has been applied to a variety of settings, including clinics, education, and community.

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Waiting list available for Auckland, if enough interest another workshop will be held.

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for people working with individuals on the autism spectrum who want to set up and facilitate LEGO-Based Therapy groups: Psychologists, Counsellors, Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists, clinical and allied staff, teaching assistants, key workers, SENCOs and occupational therapists.

About the Presenter:

Dr Camilla Nguyen

Camilla has more than 10 years experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum across community, mental health, educational and research settings. She has particular interest in the area of sex differences in autism, and in promoting evidence based social skills group practice.

In 2016, Camilla completed her doctoral thesis on LEGO-Based Therapy with high functioning children and adolescents within a community setting. She was supervised by Professor Simon Cohen, Autism Research Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK and trained by Dr Gina de la Cuesta to deliver LEGO-Based Therapy for individuals with autism. Both Baron-Cohen and de la Cuesta are pioneers in this area and developed the LEGO-Therapy based manual.

Dr Nguyen’s work has also been featured in the HuffingtonPost (“LEGO-Based Therapy: How Colorful Bricks are Helping Kids with Autism to Improve Their Social Skills”).

Over the last 5 years, Camilla has successfully set up LEGO-Based Therapy groups and has trained other professionals to deliver LEGO-Based Therapy in their own communities and schools, in the United Kingdom and across New Zealand.

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One Day Workshop
Earlybird Special – $220.00 + GST
Standard Price – $275.00 + GST

If you are sending 5 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.