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.
There is nothing more pleasurable than being able to communicate with a child and for them to be able to communicate back…We promote many forms of communication within our school in order to give the pupils the best chance to “be heard” and for them to understand and be understood.
Old Park School in Dudley relocated to its new building in November 2011. Makaton signage was planned into the build project from an early stage. The vision has been to develop a total communication environment both indoor and outdoor.
Examples of how you can use Makaton symbols and signs from the computer resources. (Please note: these are suggestions only, they are not included with the resources.)Birthday invitationChoice boardSongSignage