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  • Rachael's story

    Both Rachael's sons have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. "Makaton has given my children a way of communicating in a way that no words have to be spoken but it makes us listen more, and that is extraordinary."

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By Rachael W
    At home
  • Jane's story

    Jane runs a small but busy independent speech and language therapy practice in Cheshire "Makaton has been a real game changer for many of the children, families and staff we support, and I can’t wait to extend my knowledge of signs again this year."

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By Jane M
    At work
  • Tor Bank School

    We are committed to advancing children’s rights and as such we ensure that all of our pupils regardless of ability are given their ‘right’ to a voice.  This is the reason why we embarked upon our Makaton journey as a school...

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    On 25 Apr 2018 / By Claire B
    At school
  • Makaton Friendly DJ

    Jake Glennon is the youngest DJ in the UK, and the first Makaton Friendly DJ!

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    On 25 Apr 2018 / By Jake Glennon
    Out and about
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    Karen and her daughter in the video

    Have you seen the beautiful and inspiring video that 50 mothers of children with Down's syndrome created to support World Down Syndrome Day 2018? One of the mothers, Karen Baldi, explains how the video came about.

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    On 28 Mar 2018 / By Karen Baldi
    Out and about
  • Happy little helper

    Jenny's son Charlie has autism and uses Makaton. Helping another boy with autism while at work inspired her to invent a Makaton symbol shopping list game that's now available in over 300 Asda stores nationwide to help make shopping fun!

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    On 28 Mar 2018 / By Jenny B
    Out and about
  • The Brickworks Museum

    The Brickworks Museum in Bursledon has gained Makaton Friendly status, making it the first museum in the south-east to achieve the accolade.

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    On 28 Mar 2018 / By Gemma I
    Out and about
  • Makaton changing lives

    Makaton is changing our lives so much. It's giving my little boy his voice and I'm so happy we discovered it.

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    On 05 Mar 2018 / By Carly D
    At home
  • Makaton in practice

    I find practitioners are really enthusiastic when they complete the workshops but then when they get back to their setting it just…. stalls. So I developed a follow up training called Makaton In Practice...

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    On 02 Feb 2018 / By Ivana Barron
    At work
  • Use it or you lose it!

    'Use it or you lose it' is my new mantra when delivering Makaton training.  I really emphasise the benefits of using Makaton signs straight away  to ensure that it is sustainable and of lasting benefit...

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    On 09 Jan 2018 / By Anita A
    At work