Makaton is a language programme using signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order to help provide extra clues about what someone is saying.
Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear, whilst using symbols can help those with limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign. Makaton particularly helps those with:
- Poor attention and listening skills
- Difficulties understanding or developing speech
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Mild/moderate/severe learning difficulties
- Visual or hearing impairment
- Sensory difficulties
Makaton is extremely flexible as it can be personalised to an individual’s needs and used at a level suitable for them. Most people start using Makaton as children then naturally stop using the signs and symbols when they no longer need them.
INTRODUCTION TO MAKATON
Are you wondering whether Makaton is for you? Our Introduction to Makaton sessions provide a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, along with the opportunity to learn a few basic signs and symbols.
Learn the signs to Christmas vocabularies and apply them to activities and popular Christmas songs.
The Beginners Makaton workshop provides a practical introduction to Makaton. You will learn signs and symbols for stages 1-4 and additional core vocabulary, incorporating them into sentences and everyday situations. You will learn effective sign and symbol use, how to use Makaton at work and home and discuss some commonly asked questions. At the end of the workshop you will receive 2 manuals and a certificate of attendance.
Develops the skills you learned in the Beginners Makaton workshop, improving how you use them effectively every day. It covers revision of stages 1-4 and additional core vocabulary previously learnt and teaches signs and symbols from stages 5-8. Upon completion of the 2 day workshop, you will receive 2 manuals and a certificate of attendance.
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