Autism Classes

Lego classes on weekend mornings for children with additional needs.

Our Creativity Centre offers a safe environment

Located upstairs in a quiet area

Autism Classes

Benefits of LEGO® Play for Children with Autism

We are only just beginning to understand the value of LEGO® based therapy for children with Autism. Studies have shown that LEGO® provides the platform for easier engagement for the child which in turn allows them to open the circle of communication readily.

LEGO® blocks offer a highly routine, repetitive, structured form of play that many children with autism find appealing. By engaging in activities that work off their strengths, this builds their confidence. Therefore they are more likely to participate in behaviours that are often challenging for children with autism like creativity, imaginative play and socialisation.

One of the challenges often faced by those with Autism or other ASDs is troublesome fine motor skills. The child is so engaged playing with LEGO® their motor skills improve significantly without even specifically trying to teach them to improve their dexterity.

Research conducted at the University of Cambridge concluded children with Autism and Asperger Disorder showed an improvement in social skills as a result of LEGO® Brick play. This leads to better engagement with their peers, which transfers to other settings.

We are witnessing first hand the high engagement levels in children with Autism and ASD at our Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO® camp and classes. They are displaying social and collaborative skills with other children in an environment they are comfortable with.

The classes will be limited to groups of six, 45 minutes in length and run in blocks of 4 weeks. It’s €60 for the four weeks.

Saturday 9.30am – 10.15am & 10.30am – 11.15am

Sunday 10.30am – 11.15am

Our Creativity centre is located upstairs beside the entrance to level 1 of the multi storey car park so no need to walk through the shopping centre.

If you need any further information or have any questions at all, email me on jhartnett@bricks4kidz.com or please feel free to call me on 087 2249853 to discuss further.

 

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