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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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  • Theo’s story

    Makaton has made a massive difference to Theo’s ability to function as his world grows. Theo has recently started mainstream school and Makaton has given him the ability to manage in this environment.  It enables him to ask for food, a drink or to use the toilet. It gives him a voice...

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    On 06 Nov 2017 / By Michelle C
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Signs of Life

    Jenson sitting on a toy motorbike

    And then, our first Makaton epiphany... on the introduction of Singing Hands into our lives, he was sitting mesmerised for the entire 45 minute DVDs! It was as if these songs and scenes had accessed a new area of his brain...

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    On 24 Apr 2017 / By Emily S
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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
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