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Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language; the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order’
(The Makaton Charity, 2017).
This Makaton taster session is an introductory and experiential session. Delegates will learn about the Makaton Language Programme: what it is, how it works and who it is used by. They will see demonstrations of approximately thirty signs and symbols. Delegates can use and try these signs and symbols in their own workplace or with the individual(s) with communication needs.
According to the Makaton Charity (2017), over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs in their everyday life. So why not come along to this introductory session to find out how this can improve the lives of the young people or adults you work with.
Please be advised that this session will take place virtually. Joining instructions will be emailed to confirmed bookings before the course start date.
The session will be led by Mike Harris. Mike is a Makaton Senior Tutor, SEN & Social Communication Specialist and a qualified teacher. He is a member of the advisory panel of The Makaton Charity, which is comprised of 12 Senior Tutors. Mike has actively worked with children and adults that present with disabilities, including communication needs.Essential Information
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