Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-esteem.
LEGO-based therapy is a social development programme for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related social communication difficulties.
Debi Richmond’s 10-year-old son Adam, who has High Functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, improved his social awareness through attending the sessions.
“He uses it as a calming tool,” Richmond told The Huffington Post UK. “It has allowed Adam to be his own person and share a common interest with others.”
Initially developed by Dr. Dan LeGoff, a clinical…