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  • 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
  • A Tutor's Journey

    Are you interested in becoming A Makaton Tutor? Or maybe you’re just curious about how the person training you got to be where they are today! Our new blog will give you an insight into just what’s involved in becoming a Makaton Tutor.

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    On 29 Sep 2016 / By Dyllis K
    At work
  • Speaking Up Speaking Out

    Makaton trainin at SUSO

    Wow! What a difference it has made to Parachute and the Dropper-inners! We have seen why it’s so important to speak as well as sign, and even though people were self-conscious at first, a bit of encouragement helped people to become more confident.

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    On 01 Sep 2016 / By Amy T
    At work
  • KEEN York

    KEEN York offers free interactive sports sessions for children who have SEN. Using Makaton, our children feel more able to express themselves and our volunteers feel better able to communicate instructions, understand complex emotions, and form relationships.

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    On 29 Jun 2016 / By Vicky B
    Out and about
  • Curious Kittens Nursery

    Three girls and two boys from Curious Kittens Nursery with their Nakaton Friendly certificate

    It gives us real pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of the children when they show us they are proud of their achievements when learning new signs, or just through having that opportunity to be able to communicate without the worry of not being understood.

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    On 24 Jun 2016 / By Kelly B
    At school