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Play Included in the Press

See below some of our recent features in print and broadcast press about LEGO brick based therapy.

For media queries please contact hanna.garrett@consciouscomms.com

LEGO.com

'The LEGO Foundation partners with Social Enterprise, Play Included®, to strengthen and scale LEGO® play based learning programme for Neurodivergent children'

Autism Digest magazine (USA)

'Play Included's Brick-by-Brick programme is a research based therapy supporting learning through play for autistic children' (May 2024) Page 2

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

'Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, clinical psychologist and founder of Play Included®, is helping to manage childhood anxiety, loneliness and low self- esteem, one brick at a time' (March 2024)

Nursery World

Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta: How LEGO® play can develop children’s skills to make them ‘school ready’ (March 2024)

i newspaper

'I’m a child psychologist – this is how I get my kids to open up to me' with Dr Elinor Brett (March 2024)

CBS News (USA)

'New LEGO-based program helps kids develop stronger communication and emotional skills' (February 2024)

BNN News (USA)

'Brick by Brick: Carnegie Mellon and Play Included Foster Social Growth with LEGO Learning' (February 2024)

Patch News (USA)

'Carnegie Mellon University and Play Included are partnering to bring LEGO brick therapy to Pittsburgh youths' (February 2024)

India Education Diary

Carnegie Mellon University Partners With Play Included® To Introduce LEGO® Brick-Based Interventions Across The US (February 2024)

CBS News (USA)

'Carnegie Mellon University and Play Included bring LEGO brick based therapy to U.S.' (February 2024)

Derry Journal

'Child therapist wants Brick Clubs rolled out into every school in Northern Ireland' (January 2024)

Education Choices magazine

'Every Child has the Right to Play' (Winter 2023 edition) Pages 32-33

Absolutely Education

'Lego® Brick Club – a game changer for neurodiverse children' (December 2023)

SEND in the experts podcast

'LEGO®-BASED THERAPY - Georgina Durrant in conversation with Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (December 2023)

Good to Know

'LEGO® DUPLO® vs LEGO® - we compare these popular toys in price, safety, playability and staying-power. Featuring Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (November 2023)

My Family Our Needs

'The Play Approach to Learning: an Interview with Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, Founder and Director of Play Included®' (October 2023)

Velvet magazine

'Play Time' (October 2023) Page 75

Good to Know

'When was LEGO® invented? We share the story behind the iconic building bricks. Featuring Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (September 2023)

Autism Eye

'Supporting Neurodivergent Children through the Power of Lego® Play' (October 2023)

My Family Our Needs

'Play Included®, LEGO® Foundation partner and creator of the globally-recognised Brick-by-Brick® programme, celebrates the one-year anniversary of its Level 01 Initiate training course this August' (August 2023)

The Educator magazine

'The power of play: Play Included® celebrates one year anniversary of Initiate training on Play Day 2023' (August 2023)

Cambridge 105 Radio

'Cambridge Breakfast: Brick-by-Brick' On National Play Day Julian finds out about Play Included®’s Brick-by-Brick® programme from founder Dr. Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (August 2023)

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

'Play Day 2023: the benefits of learning through play for children’s emotional and social wellbeing' with Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (2nd August 2023)

Heart Radio

Interview with Gina Gómez de la Cuesta (3rd August 2023)

Children & Young People Now

'Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta sets out how a LEGO® play programme, developed using international evidence of what works, helps improve the speech, language and communication skills of children' (July 2023)

The Sector

'Brick by Brick® comes to Australia supported by Play Included® and Learning Links' (July 2023)

Education today

'Building relationships through play Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (June 2023) Page 21

The Independent Schools magazine

'Brick Clubs: Nurturing Children's Social & Emotional Well-being, Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (Summer 2023) Page 36

School Behaviour Secrets

'Unlocking Social Skills: Exploring the Power of LEGO® Therapy with Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (June 2023)

SEN magazine

'Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta on building skills and learning through play' (June 2023)

Education for Everybody magazine

'Supporting children's social and emotional wellbeing Brick by Brick®' (May 2023) Pages 22-23

Motability magazine

'Building a brighter future for autism' (May 2023) Pages 68-70

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

'The Brick by Brick® programme' interview with Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (1st May 2023)

NI 4 Kids magazine

'Supporting Cognitive and Communication Development Brick by Brick®' (Spring 2023) Page 23

Cambridge 105 Radio

'Kids learn through Lego® Therapy' Glenn Jones speaks to founder Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (April 2023)

The Muddy Puddle Teacher podcast

'Let's chat Lego® with Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (March 2023) Episode #26

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

'Lego® play with Gina Gómez de la Cuesta' (31st March 2023)