Makaton is using signs, symbols and speech to aid communication. It’s used with people with communication difficulties and also with babies and young children to help them communicate their needs and choices. It is based on signs from British Sign Language which are used in spoken word order.
There are two paths to learning Makaton, each will teach you the same signs and symbols. Beginners and Follow Up are for Parents, Carers and people who have an interest in learning Makaton. Foundation and Enhancement is for Professionals such as Support Workers, Speach and Language Therapists and Teachers.
Our Tutors have completed their Regional Tutor training, and are licenced by the Makaton Charity.
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