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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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