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Maternal experience of Lego Therapy in families with children with autism spectrum conditions: What is the impact on family relationships?

Abstract

This study aimed to explore mothers' experience of implementing Lego Therapy at home within the family. Following a Lego Therapy training session, mothers carried out hourly sessions with their child with an autism spectrum condition and the child's sibling, once a week, for 6 weeks. Mothers were interviewed following the intervention, and the data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Themes emerged around improved family relationships, a positive impact on the child as an individual, and changed maternal, sibling and child perspectives. Challenging and facilitative aspects also emerged, as did some ambivalence about the impact of the intervention in the wider context. The findings are supportive of previous Lego Therapy studies and have implications for strengths-based service provision.

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    Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, UK h.peckett@nhs.net.

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    University of Warwick, UK.

    Coventry University, UK.

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Child
    Family Relations
    Female
    Humans
    Middle Aged
    Mothers
    Play Therapy
    Siblings

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    26851230

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Maternal experience of Lego Therapy in families with children with autism spectrum conditions: What is the impact on family relationships? AU - Peckett,Helen, AU - MacCallum,Fiona, AU - Knibbs,Jacky, Y1 - 2016/02/05/ PY - 2016/2/7/entrez PY - 2016/2/7/pubmed PY - 2018/2/6/medline KW - Lego Therapy KW - autism spectrum KW - social skills interventions SP - 879 EP - 87 JF - Autism : the international journal of research and practice JO - Autism VL - 20 IS - 7 N2 - This study aimed to explore mothers' experience of implementing Lego Therapy at home within the family. Following a Lego Therapy training session, mothers carried out hourly sessions with their child with an autism spectrum condition and the child's sibling, once a week, for 6 weeks. Mothers were interviewed following the intervention, and the data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Themes emerged around improved family relationships, a positive impact on the child as an individual, and changed maternal, sibling and child perspectives. Challenging and facilitative aspects also emerged, as did some ambivalence about the impact of the intervention in the wider context. The findings are supportive of previous Lego Therapy studies and have implications for strengths-based service provision. SN - 1461-7005 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26851230/Maternal_experience_of_Lego_Therapy_in_families_with_children_with_autism_spectrum_conditions:_What_is_the_impact_on_family_relationships L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1362361315621054?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed ER -