Children with sensory and cognitive difficulties can struggle to interact with their peers, be easily distracted, and have problems coping with change. Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties has been devised to address the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties and development delay in specialist and inclusive settings.
This easy-to-follow resource will enable professionals to engage with children in a relaxed and fun way that explores sensory experiences. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing sensory food and drink and criteria for selecting suitable children, to tips for involving parents in the group and sourcing sensory materials. The authors guide you step-by-step through how to carry out a session, and include photocopiable forms and checklists as well as a sing-along CD containing music to use with the group. This resource will help children not just to explore sensory experiences, but also to learn to share, take turns, listen, interact with their peers and improve their self-esteem.
The eight-session programme is ideally suited to children aged 2-5, although this can be adapted to suit individual needs, and is perfect for early years' practitioners, teachers, teaching assistants, family respite carers and other professionals working with young children.
About the Authors. Preface. Acknowledgements.; 1. Introduction.; 2. How the Fuzzy Buzzy Group Works.; 3. What is Sensory Processing?; 4. Child Development.; 5. Selecting Appropriate Children to Attend the Fuzzy Buzzy Group.; 6. Running the Group.; 7. Now You Can Begin!; 8. Finding Sensory Materials.; 9. Choosing Sensory Food and Drink.; 10. Helpful Resources. Appendices: Consent Form. Handout for Parents and Carers. Confirmation Letter. Confirmation Letter. Fuzzy Buzzy Songs and Lyrics (with suggestions for alternative tunes). Feeding Checklist. Sensory/Behaviour Form. Evaluation Form. Teddy Bear Badges/Sticker Templates. Handout: General Tips for Adults Involved in Running a Session. Fuzzy Buzzy Session Planner.; CD contents:; Song 1. Fuzzy Buzzy Here I Come.; Song 2: All Together Now.; Song 3. Let Us Have a Look.; Song 4. Socks and Shoes.; Song 5. Goodbye.
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