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  • Amanda's Makaton journey

    Amanda's daughter Alice when she was a baby

    Alice was 5 days old when she was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. This started her mother, Amanda Glennon, on a journey of discovery that culminated in her becoming a Makaton Tutor. Watch Amanda’s inspiring video blog...

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    On 03 Apr 2017 / By Amanda Glennon
    At home
  • Mare and Foal Sanctuary

    The Mare and Foal Sanctuary rescues neglected, unwanted or abused horses and, when possible, rehabilitates, retrains and eventually rehomes them into loving, knowledgeable environments...

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    On 03 Apr 2017 / By Kerrie L
    Out and about
  • The Willow Tree Centre

    The Makaton Friendly Willow Tree Centre provides a safe and stimulating working environment for students and all staff ensure students experience a rich and exciting curriculum tailored to their specific needs...

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    On 03 Apr 2017 / By Tom James
    At work
  • Makaton helped David find his voice

    David uses Makaton and will often vocalise some syllables of the words he is trying to communicate. Without Makaton it would be extremely difficult for anyone to understand what he was saying. But trust me, my son has a voice.

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    On 03 Mar 2017 / By Ann
    At home
  • Evie's story

    This is Evie. She's 8 years old, has Down's syndrome and sensory processing disorder. Evie’s speech and language are developmentally delayed. No surprise there. What I didn’t realise is the benefit Makaton signing would have on our lives.

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    On 06 Feb 2017 / By Kirsty E
    At home
  • Story telling with Makaton

    Once upon  time there was a class of 5 and 6 year old children, all sat around their teacher listening intently. The teacher was reading a popular children’s story book to the children who were fascinated, their imaginations running wild. What was going to happen when she turned the page?

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    On 09 Jan 2017 / By Amanda Glennon
    Out and about
  • Team Choir: winners on the day

    St Giles Schhol's Team Choir

    How did Derby's St Giles Primary Special School Choir fare when they entered a maistream Christmas choir competition? 

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    On 21 Dec 2016 / By Karen Brownhill
    At school
  • The Story of Max & Sally

    Emily and her dog

    Illustrator Emily Sanders gives an insight into the story behind Max & Sally.

    And shows you how to draw Max!

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    On 25 Nov 2016 / By Emily Sanders
    At work
  • Zanna's journey

    Zanna signing

    Zanna's journey to becoming a Regional Tutor... "You don’t just get a licence when you qualify, you get an invite into a family that shares your passion and commitment to helping people communicate in a meaningful way!"

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    On 25 Nov 2016 / By Zanna F
    At work
  • Embracing Makaton

    Why does the National Union of Students think it is so important that they’ve become a Makaton Friendly organisation? Read their story to find out…

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    On 31 Oct 2016 / By Simon Blake
    At work