Makaton is a visual system using both sign and symbol to support a person’s understanding of language and provide an individual with a means to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs to support their communication skills.

Research has shown the benefits of Makaton with a wide range of children and adults. To be effective, we as parents, family, carers and professionals, working closely with the individual need to have the essential knowledge and skills in Makaton.

There is a range of workshops available which are designed to meet the level of training that you need; whether you are just starting out, progressing to a more advanced level or aiming to become a Makaton Tutor or Trainer:

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