Core Vocabulary workshops

The Core Vocabulary is the starting point for everyone learning Makaton.  When anyone attends Makaton training, it is the Core Vocabulary signs and symbols that are taught and learned.

The Core Vocabulary was developed as a result of careful research.  It has the signs and symbols needed for everyday communication.  It is organised in Stages with early Stages containing signs and symbols for immediate needs like drink, eat and home.  Later Stages contain vocabulary for more abstract concepts like time and emotions.

Once you have learned the Core Vocabulary, you can use other signs and symbols with it. There are over 11,000 extra Makaton symbols and signs in the Resource Vocabulary.  This is organised in topics like food and drink.