Sarah Lloyd is running a Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) Model webinar this October.
The BUSS model ‘brings together sensory integration theory, attachment theory and a neurodevelopmental understanding of the impact of trauma on the developing brain’. We have featured past BUSS model workshops and included the BUSS Model website and Sarah’s new book ‘Building Sensorimotor Systems in Children with Developmental Trauma’ in our DDP Library.
It will be presented by Sarah Lloyd, creator of the BUSS model and author of ‘Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children‘, Katie Wrench, Team Manager for Leeds Therapeutic Social Work Team, Dr Jules Franklin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Vicky Holland and Lindsey Champion, adoptive parents.
The webinar will run via Zoom on 23rd October 2020, from 10:00am to 3:15pm. Tickets cost £45 and can be bought through this link, places are limited.
The ticket cost includes a copy of ‘Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatised Children‘ (2016) and training materials, that will be posted to UK based participants prior to the webinar.
The webinar is suitable for all professionals working with children who have experienced developmental trauma from health, education and social care, as well as adoptive parents, special guardians and foster carers.
More information can be found on the Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) webinar page.
An Introduction to the Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) Model webinar, 23rd October 2020, via Zoom.
The brain and central nervous system of a new-born baby is still at an early stage of development and babies need an attuned adult and lots of nurture and movement experiences to allow them to grow into their bodies on a physical and an emotional level. When babies and young children are in neglectful and/or abusive environments they miss out on both aspects of this – the loving, attuned adult and the chance to grow into their bodies. This is significant because good bodily regulation and sensory integration gives the developing child a solid platform to negotiate the many developmental tasks of childhood: making relationships, understanding and managing their feelings, playing and learning.
A lot of work with children who have experienced abuse and neglect focuses on relational and psychological therapies. These can be enhanced by an intervention like BUSS, which brings together an understanding of the impact of trauma on the child, the importance of loving relationships and an inherent need to move in order to develop good bodily regulation. The focus of the model is to support families in using games and activities that will allow them to build underdeveloped parts of a child’s foundation systems.
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‘, was published April 2020.