Lego lessons: Pilot program uses plastic, snap-together blocks to help socially challenged children learn life skills
WILLMAR — A pilot program is using colorful Lego blocks to help develop social skills and confidence in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder and other challenges.
While they are building imaginary houses, vehicles and towns, they will also learn how to be part of a group and make new friends, said Jamin Johnson, director of The Resource Center Program, and Nikki Bettcher Erickson, who will lead the Lego Fun and Friendship Club.
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