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  • The Power of Signing

    I cannot encourage the use of Makaton enough. It has literally given Barnaby a voice; not just to ask for things he wants, but to comment on the world around him, tell me what he’s thinking and to express his personality and sense of humour...

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    On 07 Oct 2019 / By Claire E
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  • Kerry's story

    Kerry’s mum has a rare psychological condition called Disassociative Fugue State. Sufferers can ‘forget’ who they are, where they are or the identity of people around them. It can also lead to wandering off and loss of speech...

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    On 27 Aug 2019 / By Kerry L
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  • Truly amazing impact

    James uses Makaton to communicate, sing and play with his family. "It has allowed James to communicate with us allowing us to understand his feelings, what he wants and needs."

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    On 03 Jul 2019 / By Annemarie McBride
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  • Harry's first word

    His little voice is the most incredible sound I have ever heard and it fills me with so much hope for his future... This has been by far one of the best things I have ever done for my beautiful boy!

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    On 10 Jun 2019 / By Samantha Crookes
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  • Nikki's story

    I had been worried that she may not want to try to talk once she was a confident signer - but this has not at all been the case. It has encouraged her speech all the way.

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    On 04 Jan 2019 / By Nikki H
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  • Tom's Makaton story

    Laura, Tom and Colin wearing Santa hats

    Want to know more about six-year-old Tom, whose reaction to Rob Delaney signing Using Makaton with Ten in a Bed on CBeebies went viral?

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Laura McCartney
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  • Poppie, Makaton and Me!

    Poppie has Down’s syndrome. "I can’t express enough how Makaton has helped to open the gates of communication between myself and Poppie over these past 4 years, but the last 2 years especially..."

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    On 05 Oct 2018 / By Sharon U
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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
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  • 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
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