My son, Olly, has left hemiplegia, which has had an effect on his speech. We go to a support group at our local children's centre, which has been fantastic for us. It was at this group that we heard about Makaton.
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.