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  • Speaking Up Speaking Out

    Makaton trainin at SUSO

    Wow! What a difference it has made to Parachute and the Dropper-inners! We have seen why it’s so important to speak as well as sign, and even though people were self-conscious at first, a bit of encouragement helped people to become more confident.

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    On 01 Sep 2016 / By Amy T
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  • Angus Resource Centres

    Signing cake

    Rosehill, Lilybank and Lochlands are Makaton Friendly Resource Centres in Angus that provide services for adults with learning disabilities. Read about all the ways they use Makaton to support individuals who attend the centres.

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    On 01 Feb 2016 / By Angus Resource Centres
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  • Inclusive Amicus

    Erin holding a symbolized Amicus welcome letter and their Makaton Friendly certificate

    Amicus Foster Care supports families that care for children and young people. Read about how they use Makaton to support their children and young people and ask their views too!

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    On 06 Jan 2016 / By Erin J
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  • Makaton Friendly Respite Unit

    Staff from Whitehaven Respite Unit with their Makaton Friendly certificate

    Whitehaven Respite Unit in Northern Ireland has received the Makaton Friendly award for its outstanding work and good practice in the use of Makaton.

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    On 07 Sep 2015 / By Grant Wetherall
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  • Drawing back the curtains

    Teenage boy using a mitre saw

    John Laing Training (JLT) develop and deliver a range of training programmes to suit a variety of learners, businesses and industries. On the face of it you wouldn’t think they have much use for Makaton. However, appearances can be deceptive...

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    On 29 Jun 2015 / By Chris G & Dave H
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  • A gift of a project

    Screenshot of the Advent Calendar being produced

    When the possibility arose that the Advent Calendar might not happen this Christmas, we decided to follow the example of the Makaton community and pitch in; after all, we look forward to a new video every day as much as you do!

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    On 01 Dec 2014 / By Rochelle Dancel
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  • MyChoicePad Study

    Sophie using MyChoicePad to talk with Ami

    I wanted to have an evidence base for using certain apps in therapy, so decided to carry out a small piece of descriptive research to investigate the effectiveness of using MyChoicePad as a communication and learning tool...

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    On 31 Jan 2014 / By Ami Coleman
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  • Thank you, Oliver

    Oliver painting

    Oliver has opened my eyes! To how you can overcome whatever struggles you are going through. To how, talking is the smallest part of communicating. And to how the biggest thing that could help change his life is if more people understand and appreciate children with learning disabilities...

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    On 07 May 2013 / By Daisy W
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  • My happy fate

    Chrissy with her baby daughter and Chattyhands colleagues

    So here I am, a new Regional Tutor, discovering how varied and fun life is by knowing and using Makaton. Bronte is now 2 and signing back to me about the things that motivate her most, usually food...

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    On 25 Mar 2013 / By Chrissy Dargue
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  • Relaxed communication

    Makaton symbol for 'to teach'

    It was a really positive move to go on Makaton training. I see the benefits in my work regularly. I think that Makaton is something that more people working in similar jobs should be trained to use, it would make the work they do more effective and successful.

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    On 22 Mar 2013 / By Jacqui H
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