LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Author: Simon Baron-Cohen,Georgina Gomez De La Cuesta,Daniel B. LeGoff,GW Krauss

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009605

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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This complete guide to LEGO® Therapy contains everything you need to know in order to set up and run a LEGO® Club for children with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties and anxiety conditions. By providing a joint interest and goal, LEGO® building can become a medium for social development such as sharing, turn-taking, making eye-contact, and following social rules. This book outlines the theory and research base of the approach and gives advice on all practical considerations including space, the physical layout of the room and choosing and maintaining materials, as well as strategies for managing behaviour, further skill development, and how to assess progress. Written by the pioneer of the approach alongside those who helped form it through their research and evaluation, this evidence-based manual is essential reading for professionals working with autism who are interested in running a LEGO® Club or learning more about the therapy.
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How LEGO®-Based Therapy for Autism Works

Landing on My Planet

Author: Daniel B. LeGoff

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502901

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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"You know, Dr. Dan, that kid is from my planet." With in-depth descriptions of LEGO®-based therapy in action, this book explains how and why it helps to promote the development of social skills for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and related conditions. Written by Daniel B. LeGoff, who pioneered the approach, this book comprises a series of case histories of children who participated in LEGO® therapy. It traces the development of the evidence-based approach, shares the clinical insights gained along the way and highlights the principles which should be at the core of all effective treatment and educational strategies for children with ASDs. The case histories have real practical value for those working with children with ASDs and also help to demonstrate the subtleties of the adult facilitation role for professionals running sessions.
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School-Based Play Therapy

Author: Athena A. Drewes,Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555316

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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A thorough revision of the essential guide to using play therapy in schools Fully updated and revised, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition presents an A-to-Z guide for using play therapy in preschool and elementary school settings. Coedited by noted experts in the field, Athena Drewes and Charles Schaefer, the Second Edition offers school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and teachers the latest techniques in developing creative approaches to utilize the therapeutic powers of play in schools. The Second Edition includes coverage on how to implement a play therapy program in school settings; play-based prevention programs; individual play therapy approaches as well as group play; and play therapy with special populations, such as selectively mute, homeless, and autistic children. In addition, nine new chapters have been added with new material covering: Cognitive-behavioral play therapy Trauma-focused group work Training teachers to use play therapy Filled with illustrative case studies and ready-to-use practical techniques and suggestions, School-Based Play Therapy, Second Edition is an essential resource for all mental health professionals working in schools.
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Play-based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Loretta Gallo-Lopez,Lawrence C. Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415890756

Category: Psychology

Page: 369

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"Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and shows clincians how to integrate these methods into their practices. Using a diverse array of play-based approaches, the book brings together the voices of researchers and practicing clinicians who are successfully utilizing play and play-based interventions with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. It also examines the neurobiological underpinnings of play in children on the autism spectrum and the overall effect of play on neuro-typical and neuro-atypical development. Finally, through careful integration of theory with real-world clinical case application, each chapter also shows clinicians how to incorporate a particular treatment approach and make it a viable and effective part of their work with this challenging clinical population"--Provided by publisher.
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Thera-Build® with LEGO®

A Playful Therapeutic Approach for Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children

Author: Alyson Thomsen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508810

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Thera-Build' is a LEGO®-based therapeutic approach for improving children's emotional well-being. Participation in Thera-Build groups can help to boost self-esteem, address common issues such as anxiety and anger, support social development and build positive attachments. This inspiring and user-friendly guide explores the power of play, introduces the basics of brain plasticity and attachment theory, and shows exactly how to set up and run an effective Thera-Build group. A wide range of imaginative games and activities is included.
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Building Language Using LEGO® Bricks

A Practical Guide

Author: Dawn Ralph,Jacqui Rochester

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503177

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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Building Language using LEGO® Bricks is a flexible and powerful intervention tool designed to aid children with severe receptive and expressive language disorders, often related to autism and other special educational needs. This practical manual equips you for setting up and adapting your own successful sessions. Downloadable resources enable you to chart progress in the following key areas: - The use of receptive and expressive language - The use and understanding of challenging concepts - Joint attention - Social communication Help children with complex needs to communicate with this unique tool, derived from the highly effective LEGO®-Based Therapy.
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Badass LEGO Guns

Building Instructions for Five Working Guns

Author: Martin Hudepohl

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593272847

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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LEGO Guns is packed with building instructions for five impressive looking "weapons" built entirely from LEGO TECHNIC parts. In this heavily illustrated 2-color book, you learn how to use LEGO TECHNIC pieces to build working model guns like the Warbeast, a sophisticated, fully-automatic submachine gun; Parabella, a semi-automatic pistol; Thriller, a slide action crossbow pistol with smooth cocking and chambering mechanisms; and the Magic Moth, a simple butterfly "knife" built with TECHNIC pieces. With the help of a bit of sanding, some rubber bands, and Krazy Glue, each gun actually shoots LEGO bricks at high speed, with surprising accuracy. The building instructions for each model are easy to follow and include detailed parts lists. LEGO Guns also includes sections discussing the general concepts of LEGO gun design and offers practical building tips and tricks. The models range from sophisticated to easy, and readers of all ages will find something enjoyable to build and play with.
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Blending Play Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Evidence-Based and Other Effective Treatments and Techniques

Author: Athena A. Drewes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470495520

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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In today's managed-care environment, therapeutic techniques must be proven to be effective to be reimbursable. This comprehensive volume is written by leaders in the field and collects classic and emerging evidence-based and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments therapists can use when working with children and adolescents. Step-by-step instruction is provided for implementing the treatment protocol covered. In addition, a special section is included on therapist self-care, including empirically supported studies. For child and play therapists, as well school psychologists and school social workers.
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