What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz?

Emily Shaw, the Wellbeing and Education Consultant at Rose Park Psychology, offers both What’s the Buzz? for Early Years (5-7 years of age) and What’s the Buzz? for Primary Students (8-10 years of age).

“What’s the Buzz? is designed for all children. It is especially for those who struggle to appreciate the free-flowing reciprocal nature of social interactions. Often such children are too shy, find it difficult to go with the flow, react too quickly, struggle to read social play, or to deal with day-to-day frustrations appropriately”. (Mark Le Messurier & Madhavi Nawana Parker, 2015).

These fun, engaging and role-play based 16-session programs target the following themes:

  • Greeting others
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Fitting in
  • Reading one’s own emotions
  • Reading the feelings of others
  • Dealing with competition
  • Coping with worry, frustration and disappointment more constructively.

You can find more information on the What’s the Buzz? website.

You can also download our What’s the Buzz? flier.

Parent/Caregiver Support:

Emily runs both introductory and concluding parent and caregiver sessions, allowing parents to be fully informed about the program and to encourage them to incorporate the learning and skill development into their everyday lives. Parents and caregivers will also be given a USB that will include PDF letters explaining the content of each session, as well as other helpful support resources for use at home.

About Emily Shaw:

Emily has over eleven years of teaching experience in a wide range of school settings from Morgan Primary School in the South Australian Riverland to St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School in London, United Kingdom. She has been a Years 3-5 Classroom Teacher at a variety of different schools around Adelaide: East Para Primary School (Para Hills), Pedare Christian College (Golden Grove), Seymour College (Glen Osmond) and St Andrew’s School (Walkerville). Emily was also the Middle Primary Coordinator and Teacher of Wellbeing at St Andrew’s School, Walkerville.

She has both a Bachelor and Master in Education, a Bachelor of Psychological Science and is currently completing both her Honours in Psychology and Graduate Diploma in Counselling during 2017. She plans to become a Clinical Psychologist in the future.

Emily is a fully-accredited What’s the Buzz? facilitator/teacher.

Contact Us:

For more information about What’s the Buzz? social skills programs:

Email: admin@roseparkpsychology.com.au or

Phone: (08) 8333 0940 during office hours to speak to one of our friendly office staff.

What’s the Buzz? For Early Learners

Ages: 5-7 Years
Day: Tuesday (after school) or Saturday (mornings)
School Terms: 2 & 3 or 3 & 4
(Please register your interest with Rose Park Psychology Admin and dates/times will be sent to you)
Time: 45 minutes
Group Size: 4-8 children
Number of sessions: 16
Cost: $1,040
*Please note Emily is registered with the NDIS. We suggest you contact an NDIS representative to check if any of the course cost is covered.


What’s the Buzz? For Primary Students

Ages: 8-10 Years
Day: Tuesday (after school) or Saturday (mornings)
School Terms: 2 & 3 or 3 & 4
(Please register your interest with Rose Park Psychology Admin and dates/times will be sent to you)
Time: 45 minutes
Group Size: 4-8 children
Number of sessions: 16
Cost: $1,040
*Please note Emily is registered with the NDIS. We suggest you contact an NDIS representative to check if any of the course cost is covered.