Program for 5-12 year olds with social difficulties
Brick-by-Brick™ is a small group social skills program, proven to help children with social difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)*, to improve and practice their social interaction and communication skills.
Using the principles of Play Therapy, the program helps children socialise with their peers and have fun in a supportive and understanding environment, while learning important skills like sharing, waiting, turn-taking, talking with others and making friends.
In the sessions, children agree upon a project that is achievable for everyone in the group, and are assigned roles:
- The Architect holds the building instructions, and is responsible for letting the others know which
bricks are required (Supplier) and how to put them together (Builder).
- The Supplier holds the LEGO bricks necessary to assemble the LEGO model, and is
responsible for supplying the builder with the correct pieces and at the correct time.
- The Builder is responsible for taking the individual pieces from the supplier, and putting the pieces
together, according to the instructions given by the architect, to create the model.
Roles are rotated throughout the sessions so children can learn different skills and responsibilities.
Brick-by-Brick™ consists of an initial interview with the child and parent, followed by small-group child sessions with a maximum of 6 children per group.
Learning Links’ psychologists runs the program during school terms, with 12 sessions in total. Each session is 1.5 hours, with parents attending for the first and last 15 minutes of each session.
Our Brick-by-Brick™ program is running at Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool and Peakhurst in Term 3 and 4 2022. Please contact our Customer Care team for more information. Call 1300 003 900 or click Enquire Now.
*For children to achieve the best possible outcomes in Brick-by-Brick™, they need to have a certain level of communication skills and be able to follow instructions. Please discuss your child’s suitability with our Customer Care team.