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  • Strictly signing

    When Alice went to the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, Dr Ranj and Janette Manrara did not disappoint as they signed Glitter Ball as they walked down the staircase. Alice was over the moon when they talked about her and sent her a special sign...

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    On 04 Feb 2019 / By Amanda Glennon
    Out and about
  • Speaking Makaton

    Steven from Holbrook Primary School shares a story about how Makaton gave a student the confidence to communicate...

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    On 04 Feb 2019 / By Steven M
    At school
  • Thornton College

    Thornton College is a specialist college for young people aged 16+ located in the Liverpool City region. "We are very proud of our students for embracing the use of Makaton and would recommend it to all organisations!

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    On 29 Jan 2019 / By Christine S
    At school
  • Nikki's story

    I had been worried that she may not want to try to talk once she was a confident signer - but this has not at all been the case. It has encouraged her speech all the way.

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    On 04 Jan 2019 / By Nikki H
    At home
  • Shining Stars ASN Theatre School

    I first learned basic Makaton at the age of 14-15. Now, I run a theatre school for children, young people, and adults with a wide range of additional support needs and use Makaton every day...

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    On 04 Jan 2019 / By Katie S
    Out and about
  • Betsy and Santa Reunited

    In 2016 a young girl had a "magical" surprise when a Santa on board a train started to communicate with her using Makaton. 2 years later Betsy and Santa are reunited on the train...

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    On 17 Dec 2018 / By Various
    Out and about
  • Linda's Makaton story

    SoLO Choir

    Linda B is co-founder of SoLO Choir.“Makaton has given me a community wider and fuller, happier and funnier, than I could have envisaged when I sat in that darkened auditorium at the start of the Christmas play seven years ago.”

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Linda B
    Out and about
  • Tom's Makaton story

    Laura, Tom and Colin wearing Santa hats

    Want to know more about six-year-old Tom, whose reaction to Rob Delaney signing Using Makaton with Ten in a Bed on CBeebies went viral?

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Laura McCartney
    At home
  • SignWithSte

    Steven signing to a large group of children

    The pupils, parents and friends of our school embrace being part of something so inclusive and enjoyable, they feel the same joy and pleasure when signing as I do, we have created our own Makaton community.

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Steven M
    At school