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  • 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
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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
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  • Makaton is such a gift

    Jacob Devine eating toast while sitting outside

    Makaton is such a gift. A gift to feel heard, understood, valued, important, to enable everyone to become themselves. Give Makaton a try, find a training course, and encourage all people who come into contact with your child to take part too...

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    On 29 Jun 2015 / By Wendy Devine
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  • My Makaton teacher!

    jacqui with her son, at a picniv

    We learned Makaton when he was younger but I didn’t think it would continue to be useful. I thought ‘well he has some language so to keep signing would be holding him back’. I was completely wrong of course: I am still learning new signs and still using Makaton in all sorts of situations...

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    On 29 Jan 2015 / By Jacqui S
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  • Mathew and Makaton

    Jill and Mathew

    Whenever I get irritated by his constant barrage of questions...  I remind myself about the years I waited to hear him say "Mummy" and "I love you" and I'm thankful that we managed to break through the barriers... I'm positive we have Makaton to thank for that!

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    On 09 Jan 2015 / By Jill M-M
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  • My Makaton journey: part 3

    In her third blog, Shona Chambers, North East Parent Adviser for Contact a Family and a Makaton Regional Tutor, tells us how her son Michael is progressing...

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    On 24 Sep 2014 / By Shona Chambers
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  • A beautiful bond

    Isla M

    Isla began to sign mummy and daddy instantly, and straight away asked for more and more signs. She was so quick to learn the signs that it gave me a confidence boost in being an example for her and for Olly...

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    On 08 Sep 2014 / By Danielle M
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  • Angelman to the rescue!

    Angelman

    My twin brother, Theo, was finally, after nearly 18 years, diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. After the diagnosis, I dedicated an A-Level art project to Angelman Syndrome: turning Angelman into a superhero and make a comic strip to outline some of the symptoms..

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    On 26 Jun 2014 / By Reece J
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  • My Makaton journey: part 2

    In her second blog, Shona Chambers, North East Parent Adviser for Contact a Family and a Makaton Regional Tutor, talks about learning Makaton and shares some useful hints and tips...

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    On 02 May 2014 / By Shona Chambers
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