LEGO® Club at Healthy Mind Centre Launceston
Next group starting Thursday 30th May
What is LEGO® Club?
LEGO® Club is a small group social skills program for children aged 6-8 years old. The group is limited to 6 children and is run by two therapists. LEGO® Club runs for 6 weeks.
What happens at LEGO® Club?
The focus of group sessions at LEGO® Club is social skills development, in a structured and supportive peer group situation. Social skills include a broad range of skills relating to building friendships, managing conflict, problem solving, effective communication, turn taking, leadership, understanding others, and tolerance of change and difference in social situations. Children are led through a range of activities, typically based around LEGO®, and are supported to develop and practice these skills.
Who can attend LEGO® Club?
Children (male and female) aged 6-8 years, with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related condition or difficulties. New clients to Healthy Mind Centre Launceston must attend an intake session with a group facilitator prior to enrolment to determine suitability.
Who can’t attend LEGO® Club?
Children who are outside the age range, children who have significant emotional or behavioural self-regulation difficulties who would benefit more from individualised treatment, children with significant developmental or cognitive delays, and parents.
Does my child need a referral?
A referral is required if your child is attending under a Mental Health Treatment Plan and you would like rebates from Medicare. Privately funded clients and NDIS participants do not require a referral.
How much does LEGO® Club cost?
LEGO® Club costs $600 for each child to participate in the 6-week group. This is payable in total to secure your child’s spot and is non-refundable once your child commences the group.
Is funding available for LEGO® Club?
Self-managed NDIS participants – fully funded
Plan and agency-managed NDIS participants – not funded (we recommend you contact NDIS and consider partial self-management of funds)
Medicare – rebates of $31.65 can be issued with a valid group therapy referral from your GP, psychiatrist, or paediatrician. Note: there must be 6 participants in the group for Medicare rebates. If there are 5 participants in attendance, no Medicare rebates can be issued. Medicare rebates can only be issued for each session once that session is completed.
Private Health Funds may offer a rebate – we recommend you check with your fund for further details.