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How LEGO -Based Therapy for Autism Works : Landing on My Planet - Daniel B. LeGoff

How LEGO -Based Therapy for Autism Works

Landing on My Planet

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Published: 21st March 2017
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"You know, Dr. Dan, that kid is from my planet." With in-depth descriptions of LEGO(R)-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(R) 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.

Daniel B. LeGoff, the inventor of LEGO(R)-Based Therapy, has provided a colourful set of case studies to help teachers and clinicians get a real feel for how to implement this playful and non-stigmatising intervention with kids with autism. LEGO(R)-Based Therapy harnesses their strong drive to systemise to help them learn how to socialise. It is also intrinsically rewarding for such kids. As such, it is a pleasurable experience for both the therapist and the child. -- Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director, Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University, UK

1. Introduction. 1.1. Case Studies. Aaron. Sam. Evan. 2. Facilitating the Groups. 2.1 Case Studies. Jonathan. Keith. 3. Moving to New Jersey and Developing a Deeper Understanding of Autism. 3.1 Case Studies. Anthony. Allen. Charlie. Paul. Colin. Sean. Vicky. Zeke. Matthew. 4. Conclusion. 4.1. Future Directions. References

ISBN: 9781785927102
ISBN-10: 1785927108
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st March 2017
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1