What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz? is an evidenced-based social and emotional skills program that encourages children to think about how to get along with others and explore the benefits of developing new social skills. Our clinical team have been personally trained by the developers of this world-renowned program; Mark Le Messurier and Madhavi Nawana Parker (What’s the Buzz?: A Social Skills Enrichment Program for Primary Students, 2011, London: Routledge).

What is involved?

The program runs for sixteen 45-minute sessions over two school terms. The program will be delivered through direct teaching, role-play, quizzes and fun in the context of an encouraging small group with two facilitators. What’s the Buzz? aims to teach the following skills:

  • meet people, be friendly and hold a conversation
  • give compliments and show care
  • seek attention in constructive ways
  • understand their own feelings
  • ‘read’ the feelings of others
  • take turns, be calmer under pressure, handle loss and disappointment with poise
  • deal with worry
  • thoughtfully respond to rejection and bullying
  • always apply positive thinking to fix problems
  • cope more resiliently with the inevitable emotional highs and lows that life

Topics

Lesson 1

Meeting People and Exiting

Lesson 2

Getting Attention

Lesson 3

Following Instructions

Lesson 4

Being Friendly

Lesson 5

Competition, Winning and Losing

Lesson 6

Identifying Feelings

Lesson 7

Feelings and the Warning Signs

Lesson 8

Feelings and Thinking Positively

Lesson 9

Feelings and Ideas to Create Well-Being

Lesson 10

Empathy, Responding to Others

Lesson 11

Handling Worry

Lesson 12

Dealing with Disappointment

Lesson 13

Responding to Bullying

Lesson 14

The Connecting Art of Conversation

Lesson 15

Learning to “Fit-In”

Lesson 16

Giving and Receiving Compliments

What is your role as a Parent/Carer?

Your role is invaluable and we welcome your communication. So that you know what your child experiences in each lesson, notes will be sent home every week. The notes include a copy of the lesson itself and a section called, After the Buzz: Social Thinking Ideas for Parents. It offers useful advice that can be gently placed into practice at home to add value to what your child is learning.

Fees

The total fee for the 16-week program across 2 school terms is $1530. The team at Little Ears & Little Speech understand that each family’s circumstances are different and therefore offer several payment options. You may also use NDIS funding should your child meet eligibility for supports (NDIS fee schedule applies).

Please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team for further information on (08) 8120 2110.

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    8:30am – 5pm
     
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    8:30am – 1pm
     
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Colonel Light Gardens

24 The Strand
Colonel Light Gardens 5041

Dulwich

63 Dulwich Avenue
Dulwich 5065

Salisbury

2 Ann Street
Salisbury 5108

Western Hospital

168 Cudmore Terrace
Henley Beach 5022

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COVID-19 Update

At All Ears & Speech our priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our team and valued clients. We understand the significant impact the Coronavirus is having on everyone and that this is one of the biggest challenges we have all faced. We are in this together and our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your families during this time.

Whilst our practice activities have slowed significantly, our team remains able to assist you with your hearing and speech healthcare. We have reduced our clinical hours, further strengthened our already exemplary hygiene practices and our Speech Pathologists are now primarily providing services online using TeleHealth. 

From the 1st April 2020, we have put the following additional safeguards in place to ensure everyone’s well-being and that our business can continue to look after you and your family.

  • Our administration team will work remotely during the day and attend clinic outside normal clinic hours. This is to minimise contact between clinicians, clients and our admin team. Should at any stage someone be exposed to Coronavirus our risk of transmitting the infection to others is significantly reduced. Kindly leave a message on our answering machine and rest assured we will return your call as soon as possible

  • For NEW CLIENTS – we are here to help and answer any questions you may have regarding your hearing, your child’s hearing or your child’s speech and language development. We can offer initial consults over the phone or via TeleHealth (videoconferencing) to assist. We can then determine whether we need to see you in person urgently or whether we can provide you with services via TeleHealth or other resources to help you in the interim. Again, please leave a message on our answering machine or email us on reception@allearsandspeech.com.au and we will get back to you asap.

  • For clients with URGENT REFERRALS from Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists or other medical practitioners we will see you should you pass our COVID19 questionnaire. As per government regulations we will not see anyone who has: 

    1. travelled interstate or overseas without self-isolating for 14 days

    2. anyone unwell (fever, sore throat, respiratory difficulties)

    3. anyone who has been in contact with someone who has travelled or who may have been exposed to COVID19

We will be offering complimentary online resources and short videos to improve children’s listening, learning, speech and language development during this time. 

For our adult clients we will be providing auditory training resources to make the most of your devices, and lots of information about hearing loss and the various technologies available. Our team are excited to be updating and sharing these resources with you. As always, any feedback, or suggestions on topics that you would like covered will be warmly received.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our clients for your emails, phone calls and supportive comments during this time. These have been so encouraging and brightened our day. Our clients will continue to remain our priority and we can not thank you enough for choosing us as your service provider. 

On behalf of the team at All Ears & Speech please stay safe and healthy.

Nicole Eglinton

Proud Director of the best team of Audiologists & Speech Pathologist in SA