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Could You Give Me the Blue Brick? LEGO®-Based Therapy as a Social Development Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

Department of Child Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation, 56018 Pisa, Italy
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Brain Sci. 2021, 11(6), 702; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11060702
Received: 9 April 2021 / Revised: 23 May 2021 / Accepted: 24 May 2021 / Published: 26 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder)
LEGO®-based therapy is a social skills development program aimed at children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A systematic review of the literature was conducted using PRISMA guidelines. PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science bibliographic databases were searched from their date of inception to August 2020. The review included 19 studies. Studies were classified according to experimental designs (e.g., Randomized Control Trial, Non-Randomized Studies of Interventions and case report and series) and a narrative synthesis of each was provided, along with a critical discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the available literature on the topic. Although LEGO®-based therapy appears a promising treatment for social interaction in ASD, the findings of LEGO®-based therapy studies should be interpreted and generalized with caution, due to the low quality of the studies and the small sample sizes. View Full-Text
Keywords: autism; LEGO®-based therapy; children; social skills; intervention; systematic review autism; LEGO®-based therapy; children; social skills; intervention; systematic review
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Narzisi, A.; Sesso, G.; Berloffa, S.; Fantozzi, P.; Muccio, R.; Valente, E.; Viglione, V.; Villafranca, A.; Milone, A.; Masi, G. Could You Give Me the Blue Brick? LEGO®-Based Therapy as a Social Development Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 702. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11060702

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Narzisi A, Sesso G, Berloffa S, Fantozzi P, Muccio R, Valente E, Viglione V, Villafranca A, Milone A, Masi G. Could You Give Me the Blue Brick? LEGO®-Based Therapy as a Social Development Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review. Brain Sciences. 2021; 11(6):702. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11060702

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Narzisi, Antonio, Gianluca Sesso, Stefano Berloffa, Pamela Fantozzi, Rosy Muccio, Elena Valente, Valentina Viglione, Arianna Villafranca, Annarita Milone, and Gabriele Masi. 2021. "Could You Give Me the Blue Brick? LEGO®-Based Therapy as a Social Development Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review" Brain Sciences 11, no. 6: 702. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11060702

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