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Lego therapy interventions

Lego therapy interventions are commonly used to improve social skills and communication through teamwork. Lego therapy interventions can be of particular use for children and young people who have received a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition (ASC). We, at HSR Psychology, have specialists who can provide lego therapy interventions.

Who is lego therapy intervention suitable for?

Lego therapy interventions are really useful for children and young people with social difficulties. To access a lego therapy intervention with HSR Psychology a child or young person needs to have basic fine motor skills and basic language comprehension skills.

Lego therapy interventions can be an option for young adults and children who have difficulties with: 

To find out how lego therapy intervention could benefit yourself as well as people around you then please contact us to find out more information.

What are the benefits of a lego therapy intervention?

Many benefits can be brought into the lives of young people and children through lego therapy interventions, including:

Following a lego therapy intervention,we will provide recommendations for further supporting the child or young person, this will encourage their continual progress in communication and social skills.

What happens prior to a lego therapy intervention?

Lego therapy intervention can be set up after an initial discussion with a member of the HSR Psychology team, please read more about our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a lego therapy intervention?

A lego therapy intervention can be carried out on a one on one basis or, alternatively, within a small group setting. During a lego therapy intervention, the individual may take on a particular role e.g. builder. The young person will have to work as part of a team, either with the psychologist or with their peers, to construct a piece of work using lego. The young person or child will develop skills such as instruction following and co-operation. Alongside social benefits, lego therapy interventions also improve fine motor skills as well as spatial, visual and analytical skills. Lego therapy interventions can take place at home, in school or in one of our central Manchester clinics.

What happens after a lego therapy intervention?

After a lego therapy intervention the young person will have improved communication skills which they can continue to work on using effective techniques. Following a lego therapy intervention it may become apparent that a number of follow up sessions. Follow up sessions can take place months after the initial intervention, in particular, if the young person needs some support with their skills. Outcomes from lego therapy can be provided through a post intervention feedback session, as well as a written report if one is requested. We will always offer follow up support on top of the support provided during the intervention.

Is a report included with lego therapy intervention?

A report is highly recommended following an intervention, which includes: what took place, the outcomes of the therapy and recommendations for future intervention and support. A comprehensive report can be written after a lego therapy intervention highlighting techniques for encouraging helpful skills such as social skills and problem-solving. Reasons for requesting a lego therapy intervention vary, feedback is always offered, which is provided verbally, along with a brief summary. A report from a lego therapy intervention can be used for many different purposes such as supporting an application.

HSR values: Child-centred

How a lego therapy intervention helped Ben

Ben struggled to communicate with his peers and his mother brought him to us to support his needs. We provided a lego therapy intervention. Find out how we helped.

A mother of a young boy, age 8, came to us for help. Her son, Ben, was diagnosed with autistic spectrum condition (ASC) and was struggling to interact with his peers at school in the playground. Ben also had a language delay which could have been contributing to his social communication difficulties. Ben’s mother wanted us to work with her son to help improve his social communication skills.

We provided 10 sessions of lego therapy intervention in total. For the first 4 sessions, we worked with Ben on an individual basis, however for the final 6 sessions, we introduced some other children to create a small group, or team. During sessions, the children worked together to build lego constructions based on instructions provided. Lego therapy intervention sessions took place in Ben’s primary school. 

As a result of our involvement, Ben began to use skills which he had learned during lego therapy intervention sessions within his daily life. As the skills Ben learned were easier to apply outside of the intervention setting, this improved his confidence and social wellbeing. Our use of a small group setting gave Ben an opportunity to practice his social skills before using them outside of intervention sessions.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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