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  • A gift of a project

    Screenshot of the Advent Calendar being produced

    When the possibility arose that the Advent Calendar might not happen this Christmas, we decided to follow the example of the Makaton community and pitch in; after all, we look forward to a new video every day as much as you do!

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    On 01 Dec 2014 / By Rochelle Dancel
    At work
  • Communication Funday

    A customer shows a staff member a symbol while she signs chocolate

    Local Tutor Laura recently took a group of people from Condover College Limited to The Communication Friendly Funday at the Makaton Friendly Links Café.

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    On 24 Nov 2014 / By Laura C
    Out and about
  • It started with Play School

    Carol Chell

    Carol Chell, much loved children’s TV presenter, recently took part in the BBC’s Pointless programme.  We are thrilled that Carol decided to nominate The Makaton Charity as her chosen charity.  We asked her to share her Makaton story...

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    On 21 Oct 2014 / By Carol Chell
    Out and about
  • My Makaton journey: part 3

    In her third blog, Shona Chambers, Cerebra's Regional Officer for the north east and Makaton Regional Tutor, tells us how her son Michael is progressing...

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    On 24 Sep 2014 / By Shona Chambers
    At home
  • A beautiful bond

    Isla M

    Isla began to sign mummy and daddy instantly, and straight away asked for more and more signs. She was so quick to learn the signs that it gave me a confidence boost in being an example for her and for Olly...

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    On 08 Sep 2014 / By Danielle M
    At home
  • Angelman to the rescue!

    Angelman

    My twin brother, Theo, was finally, after nearly 18 years, diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. After the diagnosis, I dedicated an A-Level art project to Angelman Syndrome: turning Angelman into a superhero and make a comic strip to outline some of the symptoms..

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    On 26 Jun 2014 / By Reece J
    At home
  • Makaton at CBeebies Land

    Justin Fletcher with CBeebies stars

    We were very excited to be invited to Alton Towers Resort to have a preview of the new Something Special Sensory Garden which is part of the new CBeebies Land attraction. How could we say no?!

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    On 28 May 2014 / By Nickie Wren
    Out and about
  • My Makaton journey: part 2

    In her second blog, Shona Chambers, Cerebra's Regional Officer for the north east and Makaton Regional Tutor, talks about learning Makaton and shares some useful hints and tips...

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    On 02 May 2014 / By Shona Chambers
    At home
  • What Makaton means to me

    Alissa and Cath

    I have started to learn a new language. In the past five years, my partner and I have witnessed the mixed emotions and worrying times, of good friends who are bringing up a child with cerebral palsy...

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    On 25 Mar 2014 / By Cath K
    At home