Understanding neurodiversity and the importance of learning through play in all children’s development has never been more important. In this session, you will learn the latest ideas in how to support social and emotional wellbeing for all children, but especially neurodivergent children, through collaborative LEGO play. New research findings will be shared, and their implications for best practice in Brick Clubs will be discussed.
Why should a SENCO attend this session?
– To get up to date in the latest thinking on using LEGO play to support social development
– If you are running LEGO therapy / Brick Clubs, then you will find out the latest research and best practise
– Understand what a neurodiversity affirmative Brick Club can look like
As a clinical psychologist, Gina has specialised in autism and child and adolescent mental health and is dedicated to supporting young people’s wellbeing and development through play and positive relationships.
Gina founded Play Included C.I.C. in 2018. As one of the Directors, Gina has developed training and resources in the Brick-by-Brick® programme, supporting social and emotional development for autistic and other neurodivergent children through collaborative LEGO® play.
Gina lives in a small village just outside Cambridge in the UK with her family.
She loves playing with her two children, singing, cooking and travelling to Spain where her husband is from.