Play Included®, creator of the Brick-by-Brick® programme and LEGO Foundation partner, has trained more than 600 practitioners around the world in its programme since it relaunched in July 2022.
Based in Cambridge, Play Included® has seen demand for its Brick-by-Brick® programme rise rapidly since the pandemic, as education and health professionals seek to support children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Responding to increased demand, Play Included has launched its Level 01 Initiate course in the following regions so that more Brick Clubs can be delivered:
• North America and Canada
• Australia and New Zealand
• South America: Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Colombia
• Asia: Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Play Included®’s Brick-by-Brick® programme is the leading and most up to date thinking in LEGO® based therapy and has been developed using the latest research on neurodiversity and learning through play. The programme offers children positive, meaningful experiences in a playful and accepting environment. Through collaborative LEGO play, children have fun, make friends, and develop their communication skills, confidence, and social and emotional wellbeing.
Dr. Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, Founder and Director of Play Included®, said: “We are delighted to be LEGO Foundation partners. The LEGO Foundation has endorsed our Brick-by-Brick® programme and is supporting us to scale up our training to more countries around the world. By expanding the availability of our training to North America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, South America and Asia, we are providing more opportunities for children to create meaningful connections and develop a sense of belonging through collaborative LEGO play. I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead as Play Included prepares to launch the Brick-by-Brick® programme in more countries and train even more facilitators.”
Trainee health, education and care professionals, including Teaching Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists and Psychologists in the UK can now complete the Level 01 and Level 02 Brick-by-Brick® training courses; all of the courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified so each course contributes to professional career development.
Learn more about Brick-by-Brick® programme training courses: https://playincluded.com/training.