Blog

  • The Include Choir

    It has been wonderful to see people’s confidence develop as the choir has grown, and with feedback like ‘It makes me happy,’ and ‘I want it to be forever and ever,’ it feels like we’re on the right track...

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    On 10 Oct 2017 / By Alix L
    Out and about
  • Moulded Theatre

    Makaton has helped us to receive Arts Council England funding twice to develop the production and to broaden the audience reach, so that even more complex needs families and groups can access Ribbet Ribbet Croak.

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    On 10 Oct 2017 / By Emily, Soniya & Nat
    Out and about
  • Santa learns Makaton

    Emery Gate’s resident Santa, Nigel Ingles, went back to school learn Makaton.

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    On 03 Oct 2017 / By Phil M
    Out and about
  • My Makaton Journey - Part 4

    In her fourth blog, Shona Chambers, North East Parent Adviser for Contact and a Makaton Regional Tutor, tells us how her son Michael is progressing now that he is 20...

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    On 12 Sep 2017 / By Shona Chambers
    At home
  • Drama, Art, Music, Movement and Makaton!

    Artburst workshops integrate drama, art, music and movement. Its programmes are aimed at improving oracy and literacy skills, developing confidence and encouraging a passion for children’s literature...

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    On 10 Jul 2017 / By Rhia T
    At work
  • LEGOLAND Windsor

    A boy and a girl playing with Lego

    The Education Team at LEGOLAND Windsor are now Makaton Friendly! They sign when communicating with students and Makaton symbols are visible throughout all the presentations delivered during their workshops... 

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    On 10 Jul 2017 / By Jamie Lawrence
    Out and about
  • My Makaton mission

    I have always had a passion for signed communication, having grown up with friends who were deaf or had communication difficulties even as a child I made it my goal to communicate with them as effectively as I could...

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    On 04 Jul 2017 / By Carl Walshe
    At work
  • How our Makaton journey began

    Leon in a ball pit

    Leon, 5, is on the autism spectrum: he's non verbal but can sing songs word for word. "I'm so proud of how much Leon has achieved in a short space of time. He's taught me that anything is possible because Makaton has opened a door for him to communicate."

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    On 06 Jun 2017 / By Zoe O
    At home
  • Laurel Way Playgroup

    Laurel Way Playgroup is a long established Makaton Friendly nursery in Barnet, rated outstanding by Ofsted.  We are very inclusive with children from the ages of two to four years attending from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and with additional needs... 

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    On 06 Jun 2017 / By LWP
    At school
  • Shooting Star Chase

    Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice... Earlier this year we were thrilled to be awarded our Makaton Friendly status - and we want to share our journey to becoming Makaton Friendly with you...

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    On 09 May 2017 / By Deborah Green
    At work