Lego therapy is an engaging and enjoyable social development programme for young people. They work together in pairs or groups to build LEGO models and through this they have the opportunity to develop their social skills through collaboration, turn taking and social communication.
The main aim of LEGO therapy sessions is for the children to collaborate with each other. The child will build the models by following the instructions and each child is assigned a different role;
· The Engineer
· The Supplier
· The Builder
This encourages the children to talk and interact with each other to build the model.
Art intervention is a creative and therapeutic way of interacting with young people through art. It includes a variety of different art techniques such as:
- 3D Modelling
Art enables young people to explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress and boost self-esteem.
Students are able to work towards an AQA award and gain a certificate for projects such as creating collages, drawing cartoon characters or designing a product, e.g. a skateboard.
Thrive is a therapeutic approach to help support young people with their emotional health, well-being and social skills, all of which are needed to enable learning to take place. Young people cannot always put their needs into words but the way they behave can tell us a lot about how they are feeling.
Thrive promotes emotional and social growth by building positive relationships with their peers, helping them explore and understand their feelings and supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable young people.
Chewie is an amazing listener, providing the students with a sense of comfort and love. Research has shown that students who read to a school dog show an increase in reading levels and word recognition.