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‘Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS)’ workshop March 2020, London

27 January 2020
The BUSS Model logo

A one-day introductory workshop on Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) is coming to the Tavistock Centre in London this March.

The BUSS model ‘brings together sensory integration theory, attachment theory and a neurodevelopmental understanding of the impact of trauma on the developing brain’.

It will be presented by Sarah Lloyd, author of ‘Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children‘, Katie Wrench, Team Manager for Leeds Therapeutic Social Work Team and Vicky Holland an adoptive mum.

The workshop will run on 6th March 2020, 9:30 to 4:30, at the Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane London NW3 5BA. Tickets cost £140.

More information can be found on the Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) workshop page.

Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS): Innovative methodology for improving sensory processing in children with developmental trauma

“Current practice with children who have experienced developmental trauma tends to focus on psychological and relational therapies. Whilst these are undoubtedly important, they can be complemented by a ‘bottom up’ approach, understanding the role that good bodily regulation and functioning plays in enabling a child to engage in relationships and thinking. The BUSS model brings together sensory integration theory (how the brain and central nervous system develop in response to movement), attachment theory and a neurodevelopmental understanding of the impact of trauma on the developing brain. Bringing these models together within the context of a nurturing relationship offers the potential to fill in the gaps in the child’s movement experiences that have been left by early adversity, thus allowing them to grow into themselves on a bodily level. This in turn offers a stable platform for the development of social/emotional skills and learning.”

Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) Course page

Sarah Lloyd is an experienced Occupational Therapist and Play Therapist who
has worked in CAMHS for nearly 30 years. Her book, ‘Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children‘, was published by JKP in 2016. Her second book, ‘Building Sensorimotor Systems in Children with Developmental Trauma: A Model for Practice’, is due out in April 2020.