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  • Pride of Britain - Terri's Story

    Terri nominated Margaret Walker for her Pride of Britain Award... "I just couldn’t believe that something Margaret created all those years ago was having this incredible impact on so many people." 

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    On 25 Nov 2019 / By Terri D
    Out and about
  • Marine Academy Primary

    We are the Makaton Champions from Marine Academy Primary in Plymouth. We would love to introduce ourselves to you and tell you all about the outstanding Makaton we do across the school...

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    On 25 Nov 2019 / By Makaton Champions
    At school
  • Dorothy's story

    Makaton has given us a way to enhance our relationships with Dotty – finding common ground to not only communicate on a practical level, but also to play, have fun and love our time together.

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    On 05 Nov 2019 / By Rhiannon H
    At home
  • Makaton in the morning

    The great thing about Makaton is that it benefits everyone in our school, even if pupils don’t use the signs to communicate, the physical and cognitive benefits are enormous.

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    On 05 Nov 2019 / By Steven M
    At school
  • 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