Children with sensory and cognitive difficulties can struggle to interact with their peers, are easily distracted, sensitive and have problems coping with change. It can be difficult to find the time and resources to give these children the extra encouragement they need. "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 mainstream educational environments. This easy-to-follow resource will enable professionals to carry out the programme in a relaxed and fun way. This resource contains a handy list of resources and activities, criteria for selecting suitable children and a step-by-step guide to carrying out the themed programmes, including photocopiable forms and checklists and a CD containing music to use with the group. "The Fuzzy Buzzy Programme" will help children learn to share, take turns, listen, interact with their peers and improve their self-esteem.
Fiona Brownlee was Senior Peripatetic Paediatric Occupational Therapist in the Children and Families Department in Edinburgh, supporting children and staff in the City's Child and Family Centres. She retired in January 2008 after 40 years' working as a therapist. Lindsay is Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Edenhall Hospital, East Lothian.
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.