Feedbacks from Recognised Facilitators
Faye, Play Therapy Centre Manager
This course allows me to grasp the concept and application skills of Lego®-based Therapy in a short time. The practicum and supervision further guide me to apply the applicable skills into real situations. Thanks to the trainers for sharing their invaluable experiences, which allows me to apply such skills into daily practice of my play therapy sessions and continue to help children in need.
Eric & Euphena – Owners, Magic BRICKS Club Canada
The course chooses to use LEGO®, a gadget that both adults and children love, to attract interest. During the game, children learn unknowingly and improve their social skills. The trainers carefully arranged the run down so that each student can actively participate in each session. The content includes static learning such as the background, development and research of LEGO-based therapy, and understanding of a child with child psychology. Dynamic learning such as group building LEGO®, LEGO® movie shooting and group discussions, so that students can experience in the game and apply it in the future. At the beginning, we joined this course with the aims of learning new things. Later, for various reasons, we introduced LEGO®-based therapy to Canada. Many parents and friends involved their children. Being able to learn from games how to share, compromise, work together and solve problems with others is just the opposite of being immersed in the video game world. We hope to help families in need. After all, communication between people cultivated from children’s early age will surely last a lifetime.
Ella, Counsellor and Play Therapist
I am very glad to participate in the LEGO-based Therapy (LBT) training. This is a systematic, scientifically-based and effective therapy, which enables therapists to engage children and experience their worlds with excitement. This therapy can also help children with ASD, it strengthens their self expression and social communication. Children can interact with others effectively while playing different roles in the group. They would become more creative in problem solving and accept challenges with confidence. They would develop the ability of self-control, respect and emotional regulation. After completing the LBT facilitator training, I was further took the IBCCES exam and became a Certified Autism Specialist. This LBT course brought me many new opportunities. By enriching my knowledge of ASD, I hope to better understand them and support them to develop themselves.
Jenny - Counsellor & Play Therapist
I have been looking forward to learning LEGO®️-based Therapy (LBT) in a comprehensive and systematic way, so I participated in the first LBT accredited training course organized by yNotplay Play Therapy. In the course, the trainers not only explained the concept and practical techniques in detail, but also shared their valuable experiences. I became more aware of the problems and treatments of children with autism spectrum and social communication disorders. The placement opportunities broadened my knowledge and allowed me to apply what I have learned and deepen my understanding. As a LBT Recognised Facilitator awarded by the University of Cambridge Autism Research Center, I further pursued the IBCCES exam and became a Certified Autism Specialist. I think LBT is very effective tool for professional development. I am confident to continue applying it effectively to help more children in need.
Chris - Registered Social Worker
A few years ago, I learned LEGO-based Therapy (LBT) in a training workshop for autistic children. At that time, there were many questions in my mind, but there was no clear answer from the speaker. I tried to use this methodology in my school group, hoping to master a little more from the process. Although the students enjoyed very much, as a social worker, I would like to see more therapeutic changes.
I never thought that I would be trained as a facilitator in Hong Kong. I am grateful to have 3 professional trainers to bring it to Hong Kong so that I can become a recognized facilitator to help more children. I really benefit a lot from this systematic and scientifically effective approach. I further have opportunity to review my past experiences, and to combine my brand new knowledge in leading my school groups. I can see some students with weak social skills, even suspected / diagnosed autism, can improve their social skills through LBT. LBT also allows adults to look at children's social abilities in different angles and further discovered their talents. I hope that Hong Kong can launch localized professional LBT training courses in the near future so as to expand its development.
"The best kind of therapy is when it's so much fun that the child doesn't know it's happening.”
by Lynn Koegel, PhD, Clinical Director, Koegel Autism Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA