Venue: University College Cork
Date: 29th January 2018
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Learning Credits: 4
Fees: €340 (early bird rate €290 before 31st August 2017)
Rationale for Event:
To equip clinicians with the tools necessary to engage in Lego therapy with clients on the autistic spectrum or those with related social communication difficulties.
- To introduce the theoretical background and rationale for using LEGO® bricks to facilitate social skills development in young people with social communication disorders / autism spectrum disorders.
- To have practical exercises of using LEGO® in group work to experience LEGO® based therapy in action and to have the opportunity for discussion and questions
- To have the knowledge, experience and skills to be able to set up and run your own LEGO®-based therapy groups.
- To have an understanding of assessment and evaluation in LEGO®-based therapy.
- To raise awareness of the existing research evidence base and the need for further research and evaluation
Qualifications and prior experience necessary:
- Professional qualification in teaching, speech and language therapy, psychology, play therapy, occupational therapy or equivalent
- Also suitable for specialist teaching assistants who have experience of working with people on the autism spectrum
Outline of Psychological Content:
- Brief overview of the empathising/systemising theory of autism spectrum disorders and how this relates to LEGO®-based therapy
- Practical guide of how to implement LEGO®-based therapy
- Discussion of suitable outcome evaluation methods and measures
Gina Gomez de la Cuesta
To register click here: http://www.eirim.ie/our-events/