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LEGO® Group

This very popular program combines the joy of playing with LEGO® with the development of social skills, perspective taking, self-advocacy skills, turn taking, negotiation skills and all round skills needed for group work. 
Brick by Brick provides children with an opportunity to play together with a shared love of LEGO® while developing a range of specific social skills.

Through plays based therapy, children learn to communicate with their peers, express their feelings appropriately, learn different ways of relating to others while developing their problem solving skills. Children (and adults) love playing with LEGO® while it is systematic and predictable, it allows for endless creativity and imagination. This allows children to feel calm, regulated and engaged during play. 

All sessions are implemented by Certified Facilitators of LEGO® Based Therapy.



Teamwork skill development such as compromising, advocating and following a group plan.


Fine motor skills for actions such as putting Lego bricks together and pulling them apart, and drawing to plan creations


Social awareness and the development of thinking social skills, such as expected/unexpected behaviours, working in a group and using flexible thinking to solve problems.


Executive function skills - organising, planning and sequencing 


Creativity, exploring interest topical builds and brainstorming new creations without instructions. 

Image by Cassidy James Blaede


The LEGO® System of bricks is a highly organised, systematic and predictable toy. This makes it highly motivating for children as it removes the unpredictable and ever changing concepts that occur during free play. This allows the children to feel calm, regulated and engaged during play. 

In the sessions, children learn a clear set of social skills while improving their LEGO® building skills. They work in a group to agree upon a project that is achievable for everyone in the group. Each team member is assigned a role:

Engineers hold the building instructions, and are responsible for letting the others know which bricks are required (supplier) and how to put them together (builder).

Suppliers hold the LEGO® bricks necessary to assemble the model, and is responsible for supplying the builder with the correct pieces at the correct time.

Builders are responsible for taking the individual pieces from the supplier, and putting the pieces together, according to the instructions given by the architect, to create the model.
Roles are rotated throughout the sessions so children can learn different roles and responsibilities. 



  • waiting and turn taking in play

  • waiting and turn taking in conversation

  • talking with others and making friends


The LEGO® logo, SERIOUS PLAY®, Imaginopedia™️, the Minifigure and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO® Group, which does not sponsor, authorise, or endorse this website. 

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