Makaton for Parents & Carers

Makaton for Parents & Carers

A teacher signing 'listen' to four children sitting on a bench

The best way to learn Makaton is to attend a workshop. It means you can learn with other people, share your experiences, receive feedback on your signing and symbol work and enables you to practise with others.

Beginners' Workshop
"Sceptical at first, but it has truly been a turning point in gaining language and confidence for my son.

And now my other children use it to talk with my son too."

It also gives you the opportunity to meet and build a relationship with a Makaton Tutor, who can help and support you in the future.

Makaton for Parents and Carers training is recommended for parents, family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work.

You start with the Beginners' Workshop and then progress to the Follow-Up Workshop.

My Makaton teacher

Jacqui S with her son

We learned Makaton when he was younger but I didn't think it would continue to be useful. I thought 'well he has some language so to keep signing would be holding him back'. I was completely wrong of course: I am still learning new signs and still using Makaton in all sorts of situations...


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