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  • Holly's Makaton story

    We communicate with people all the time at home, work, in the supermarket and so on, so why should people with communication difficulties miss out on the same opportunities to develop their social and communication skills?

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    On 05 Nov 2018 / By Holly C-T
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  • Community Dental Services in Suffolk

    Community Dental Services in Suffolk provides NHS dental treatment for adults and children with additional needs and those from vulnerable groups. Many of the patients use Makaton...

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    On 07 Sep 2018 / By Rachel G
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  • Paul’s Makaton story

    Paul's confidence has improved massively since using Makaton and sharing his knowledge with other young people...

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    On 07 Sep 2018 / By Paul
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  • Communication for all service users

    Emily and Eve, third year learning disability student nurses at Edge Hill University, want to teach student nurses from other fields that people with a learning disability should always be included in conversations regarding their health & wellbeing...

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    On 26 Jun 2018 / By Emily Kavanagh
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  • Jane's story

    Jane runs a small but busy independent speech and language therapy practice in Cheshire "Makaton has been a real game changer for many of the children, families and staff we support, and I can’t wait to extend my knowledge of signs again this year."

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By Jane M
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  • Makaton in practice

    I find practitioners are really enthusiastic when they complete the workshops but then when they get back to their setting it just…. stalls. So I developed a follow up training called Makaton In Practice...

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    On 02 Feb 2018 / By Ivana Barron
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  • Use it or you lose it!

    'Use it or you lose it' is my new mantra when delivering Makaton training.  I really emphasise the benefits of using Makaton signs straight away  to ensure that it is sustainable and of lasting benefit...

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    On 09 Jan 2018 / By Anita A
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  • Makaton reaches top at NUS

    Simon Blake

    A year ago I wrote a blog article about our work to embrace Makaton within the National Union of Students (NUS), and my experiences in relearning Makaton after a 25 year hiatus. I am thrilled to write today’s article, which shows our progress since then...

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    On 06 Nov 2017 / By Simon Blake
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