How Does Calming and Regulating Effect a Child in School?

20th Jul 2017

 Why do Children have Heightened Arousal in School? School environments are often highly stimulating and demanding atmospheres which require children to adjust their sensory processing needs in order to function and learn. However, often children can experience sensory overload due […]

Self-Regulation: A Closer Look

14th Jul 2017

Self-regulation is the ability to adjust our level of alertness depending on the time of day and environment. For example; the ability to wake up in the morning, alert ones self, complete morning routine, transition and adapt to the school […]

Average Milestones of Gross Motor Development

15th Jun 2017

Gross motor development is the development of the ability to use the large muscles in our body for everyday functions such as standing, crawling and walking. This can be seen in young children when we discuss their developmental milestones, these […]

ASD and Self-Esteem

7th Apr 2017

ASD and Self-Esteem, exploring the links between them. During teens and adolescents individuals begin to develop a sense of personal identity and self-esteem. Teenagers diagnosed with ASD can find it harder than typical developing teenagers to form their identity. They […]

Sleeping Difficulties Relating to Sensory Needs

6th Mar 2017

Most people know on some level that sleep is important for health, and we’ve all at some point or another experienced the grogginess and poor mental performance which goes along with skipping a few hours; yet most of us underestimate […]

Fine Motor Skills

24th Feb 2017

How decorating a Chinese dragon incorporates fine motor skills! The term fine motor skills refers to movement of the small muscles in your hands, forearms, feet, face and mouth. Often when discussing fine motor skills, the focus is on the […]

Fine Motor Skills: How to help your child

23rd Jan 2017

How decorating a Chinese dragon incorporates fine motor skills! The term fine motor skills refers to movement of the small muscles in your hands, forearms, feet, face and mouth. Often when discussing fine motor skills, the focus is on the […]

New Year Hopes of Future Steps Children

10th Jan 2017

New Years hopes of the children at Future Steps are so important. We have taken some time this week to ask some of the children what they would like to get better at, whether that is in or out of […]

College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference

1st Jul 2016

Future Steps Occupational Therapy, Ruth Davies, attended the College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference I have just arrived back from my first occupational therapy conference where I had the pleasure of presenting my university research project. A couple of […]

Understanding the STAR Treatment Model

1st Jul 2016

Day 2: As an OT I have spent years treating and assessing children and have attended a huge amount of course’s to expand my knowledge and practice. However this intensive course is like no other I have experienced. Working with […]