LEGO® Therapy

What is LEGO® therapy:

LEGO® therapy was developed 15 years ago by Daniel B. LeGoff, a clinical Neuropsychologist, who noticed an improvement in social interactions in children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental disorders when engaging with LEGO® in a therapeutic and structured manner. LEGO® therapy has been proved as a highly effective tool in the development of appropriate social interactions in children with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression and Adjustment Disorders. 

How does LEGO® therapy work?

LEGO® therapy is a group-based therapy programme targeted at children between the ages of 5 and 17 years. Each child is assigned a specific, clearly defined task which contributes to the overall success of the groups activity/end product by encouraging active problem solving, social interaction and team work to ensure success.

In each group there are 3 roles, namely the architect, the supplier and the builder – each child is encouraged to stick to their role within the session, but roles are rotated between sessions. The architect holds the instructions as to what bricks are needed for the supplier and how to assemble the end product for the builder. The supplier provides the correct bricks to the builder who then assembles the structure. Effective communication, social confidence, problem solving, and teamwork is actively facilitated in each group session to ensure an accurate and successful end product. Each group is facilitated by a trained adult who uses gentle prompting to ensure the targets for each session are met.

Evidence Based Practice:

Research studies have found LEGO® therapy to be an effective means of developing “verbal and non-verbal communication, joint attention and task focus, collaborative problem-solving, sharing and turn-taking” (LeGoff and Sherman, 2006).

A study conducted in 2008 showed that children who participated in LEGO® therapy showed a significant improvement in learning, general social skills and behaviour modifications in comparison to a control group who did not receive the specialised LEGO® therapy (Owens, Granader, and Humphrey).

Benefits of LEGO® therapy from an Occupational Therapy perspective:

Occupational Therapists are advocates for play and the benefits it has on a child’s performance in other occupational areas, like scholastic performance, social skills and self-esteem. LEGO® therapy provides a wide range of therapeutic benefits, namely fine motor skills and finger strengthening, motor planning and visual perceptual skills, social skills and creative play and, most importantly, self-esteem and self-confidence. 

Here at KCC both Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists incorporate Lego therapy in their treatments. Lego Therapy forms part of the Social Skills grounds ( SSG) we offer here at clinic and the children are loving it! 



Parents Practice Talks: My Child’s Different - (Re-schduled for Jan’20)

All parents play a vital role in unlocking their child’s potential and in order to do that they need to start by understanding their child’s temperament and his or her needs. This talk will show you how you too can unlock your child’s potential and celebrate all the unique qualities your child brings to society. It is for all parents who want to learn how to have better connec-tion and communication with their child, whether they have a challenging child or not.

Join us to hear Elaine Halligan’s story about the lessons learned from one family’s struggle to maximise their child’s strengths.

DATE:    NOTE: this has been re-schduled for Jan’20

PLACE: Kiki’s Children’s Clinic

COST: £5 per person

RSVP: info@kikisclinic.com

Next Social Skills Group starts Sat 11th Jan’20

Social Skills Groups (SSG) address social and emotional skills that impact behaviour, social interaction and learning. The next group will run for 6 weeks on Saturday mornings from 11th January 2020. Please contact the clinic if you are interested. Prior to offering your child a place on the group we need to carry out a 45 min ‘screening’ to assess your child’s suitability for the group. 

More information about Social Skills Groups here.

London Therapist Team

London Therapist Team at Kiki's Clinic

London Therapist Team at Kiki's Clinic

Details of the Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists at Kiki’s Clinic in South London can now be viewed on the website. Annemarie is happy to be the newest addition to the physiotherapy team at Kiki’s Children’s Clinic

Click here to meet all the Team 

New Website

New Website for www.kikisclinic.com

New Website for www.kikisclinic.com

Kiki's Clinic has a new website built by bitefirst . It's now mobile friendly, fast to view pages and provides up to date information about the clinic.

Clinic at 124 Thurleigh Road

Kiki's Clinic is now based at 124 Thurleigh Road providing all services.