When I was a child, I loved the idea of meeting and talking to people in different parts of the world. Growing up in a small city in Scotland, brought out my curiosity for other cultures, countries and languages.
I am a Makaton Regional Tutor offering training to carers and professionals who work with Makaton users from the whole age range. That role takes up about three weeks of my professional year, the rest of the time I am a speech and language therapist working in paediatrics.
In my role of Speech and Language therapist, I have used different tools to help people communicate. This has ranged from high tech communication aids to the low tech range of devices and in recent years, tablets and iPads.
Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust (HPFT) recently hosted a sharing good practice conference in Newmarket, Suffolk. During the conference we gave a one off performance of a Makaton version of Queen's ‘We are the champions‘.