We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to attend our next workshop Beginners Makaton. Jayne Ward a licenced Makaton Trainer will facilitate the workshop. Participants will learn to sign the alphabet and key words.
The workshop will take place on Zoom on Friday 7th May 9am – 12pm. Places are limited. To request a place on the workshop please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech.
In addition to children and adults with communication and learning difficulties and the community around them – for example, teachers, health professionals, friends, public service bodies etc. Makaton is increasingly used by the general public to aid communication.
Makaton has been shown to be useful for all sorts of people including those who struggle with understanding concepts, those who have poor literacy skills, including grammatical knowledge, and those with English as an Additional Language. By using Makaton, children and adults can take a more active part in life, because communication and language are the key to everything we do and learn.