Author Archives: Admin

Regulation and Children’s Relationships

How Poor Regulation Can Affect a Child’s Relationships We are social beings and socialising and building relationships is an important part of human life, particularly as a child. Playing and exploring with friends is a great way to learn and build confidence. There are lots of skills required for building relationships with others, but self-regulation… Continue Reading

Keeping Children Calm on Bonfire Night: Future Steps Tips

We receive information through seven senses, one of which is through the auditory or ‘hearing’ sense. Our auditory systems are an integral part of how we interpret our environment. Made up of two subsystems – the peripheral auditory system (outer ear, middle ear and inner ear) and the central auditory system, they work together to… Continue Reading

Thornaby Launch – 15th September 2017

Future Steps would like to take the time to thank everyone who attended the Thornaby Launch event on 15th September. Julie was overwhelmed by the support that we received on that special day, which means so much to her. Future Steps Thornaby has long been a vision of Julie’s and has been made possible thanks… Continue Reading

Average Milestones of Gross Motor Development

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 are a guide of where children should be at a certain age, sometimes they may… Continue Reading

ASD and Self-Esteem

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 may also find it difficult to build their self-esteem and view themselves as valuable members… Continue Reading

Sleeping Difficulties Relating to Sensory Needs

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 just how important sleep can be. Getting enough sleep affords better concentration, tissue regeneration, healing,… Continue Reading

College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference

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 years ago I would not believe that I would be presenting to 100 occupational therapists.… Continue Reading

Donation Multi-Sensory Centre

Pendragon Community Trust are aiming to create a multi-sensory centre in Northallerton. “The specialist Centre will provide a wonderful range of sensory experiences and therapeutic and developmental opportunities and support to visitors. It will also provide a haven for those clients and their families and carers who are seeking respite and relaxation and an opportunity to… Continue Reading

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