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23 Dec 2021

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Sutton Music Service celebrates an outstanding Autumn term!

 It has been a fantastic autumn term for the music service, and we are delighted to be helping so many children and young people continue their musical journey. The three concerts that we held in November were great highlights. The Young Musicians Orchestra (YMO) and Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) performance on Friday 26th November […]

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16 Dec 2021

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SEMH Steering Group’s work with secondary schools to understand the transition for pupils from primary to secondary school 

Starting secondary school can be both an exciting and challenging time for Year 7s. The SEMH Steering Group works on a principle of inclusion to support the local area to develop policy, practice, and provision; to help ensure that the relevant stakeholders are working together to make certain that children and young people are supported and thriving.   As […]

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9 Dec 2021

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Cognus/LBS SaLT recognised by Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Cognus/LBS SaLT recognised by Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for raising the profile of speech and language therapy in justice settings and how speech and language therapists can support vulnerable children and young people Having been nominated by one her colleagues in the Cognus Therapies Team, Lisa Ogden, Consultant Speech and Language […]

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6 Dec 2021

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Adapting sessions to suit the young person

The Autism Service deliver one-to-one sessions with young people to support them in a range of areas.  Some sessions may focus on areas such as developing strategies to support emotional wellbeing, some may be more about problem-solving specific situations they face.   The sessions are with an advisory teacher or lead practitioner with a range of qualifications including a Postgraduate Diploma in Education Mental Health […]

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3 Dec 2021

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Using student’s interests to make a connection

The Social Model of Wellbeing for Autistic Individuals (Steve Andrews), suggests that there are seven key areas for positive wellbeing, with one of these being ‘positive social connections’. There is this myth that autistic people don’t want, or need, connections, but this is simply not true.  In fact, a lack of social interactions with supportive […]

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29 Nov 2021

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Working together: How Speech & Language Therapist helped to secure external support for a family in need

At Cognus, we work alongside multiple agencies in and around the London Borough of Sutton to support our children and young people, and their families in many different ways. This includes letting families know about the different services available to them and helping them to access these. Here is a story from a Speech and […]

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25 Nov 2021

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SYSO & YMO to record original music for award-winning podcast

Sutton Music Service’s Young Musicians Orchestra (YMO) and Sutton Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) have been invited to record a selection of musical cues for the award-winning podcast sitcom, Wooden Overcoats. Wooden Overcoats is a sitcom with heart. Its characters are written with depth and development in stories that draw on multiple genres and cultural references. […]

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