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  • The Power of Signing

    I cannot encourage the use of Makaton enough. It has literally given Barnaby a voice; not just to ask for things he wants, but to comment on the world around him, tell me what he’s thinking and to express his personality and sense of humour...

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    On 07 Oct 2019 / By Claire E
    At home
  • Sepsis Aware Bears

    Ruth & Julie with some Sepsis Aware Bears

    Julie messaged me one Saturday evening with this amazing idea, bears with information on the signs of sepsis that could be passed from one person to another. These became known as the Sepsis Aware Bears...

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    On 12 Sep 2019 / By Ruth Harrison
    Out and about
  • Kerry's story

    Kerry’s mum has a rare psychological condition called Disassociative Fugue State. Sufferers can ‘forget’ who they are, where they are or the identity of people around them. It can also lead to wandering off and loss of speech...

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    On 27 Aug 2019 / By Kerry L
    At home
  • Makaton changes lives

    Katie uses Makaton with her daughter Gracie as well as in her SENCO role in a nursery. Here she tells the stories of Gracie and Amber...

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    On 27 Aug 2019 / By Katie S
    At work
  • 43 years of Makaton

    Ann Cardinal attended the very first Makaton workshop run by Margaret Walker at Botleys Park Hospital in 1976. This is her story...

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    On 27 Aug 2019 / By Ann Cardinal
    At work
  • Thornbury Communication Trail

    Thornbury has launched a Communication Trail with around 40 posters displayed in shops and other organisations around the town...

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    On 27 Aug 2019 / By Nicola Pike
    Out and about
  • Chloe signz

    21-year-old Chloe, has been using Makaton to support her communication since she was a child, has started sharing Makaton on social media and in weekly singing and signing sessions...

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    On 04 Jul 2019 / By BlogAdmin
    Out and about
  • Truly amazing impact

    James uses Makaton to communicate, sing and play with his family. "It has allowed James to communicate with us allowing us to understand his feelings, what he wants and needs."

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    On 03 Jul 2019 / By Annemarie McBride
    At home
  • Making Alfreton Makaton Friendly

    Alfreton Park Community Special School is an outward looking school and we on a mission to make Alfreton a Makaton Friendly Town

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    On 02 Jul 2019 / By Josie O'Donnell
    Out and about