The BUSS Model was developed by Sarah Lloyd to be helpful to families where children have experienced developmental trauma. It’s based on the understanding that for children to thrive they need consistent, attuned caregiving and it’s through these relationships that babies and young children develop bodily and emotional regulation, which form a platform for the development of relationships and learning. BUSS focuses on a child’s foundation sensorimotor systems (vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile), which, for typically developing children, develop through attuned nurture, touch and movement in their early months and years.
Within nurturing relationships, babies progress through critical patterns of movement that allow the brain and central nervous system to develop so that we can manage to do all of this without using much conscious attention. Where children have had a difficult start in life, these processes are disrupted. This disruption is different to a sensory processing disorder. Bringing together sensory integration theory, attachment theory and an understanding of the impact of trauma on the developing brain, BUSS offers a way of working with parents / carers and their children to rebuild these systems, building regulation through the parent child relationship.
- Develop their knowledge of sensorimotor systems and think about how a child with an underdeveloped system might present
- Hear about research and evaluation to date of BUSS
- Learn how the BUSS model works with a family, early years groups and schools to rebuild those foundation systems
This is a recording of a past webinar