Course overview

Makaton is a communication tool with speech, signs and symbols to enable people with disabilities or learning difficulties to use as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech. This is a 13-week course aimed at learners who have a basic understanding of Makaton and wish to take their knowledge to the next level. Handouts are given to support all learning. They are available within the sessions and also in Canvas your learning platform. Makaton is used in education, health professionals, family, friends, carers and other supportive people.

Course description

This Makaton course is aimed at anyone wanting to upskill their knowledge. The popular signs and symbols method is used widely by teachers, health professional, friends, families and public service bodies.

If you want to improve your CV or support your own children, this course will give you all the necessary skills.

By using Makaton, children and adults can take a more active part in life. Used as a way to support speech for stroke sufferers, learning difficulties, poor literacy skills or early years who are just learning to speak.

The course is delivered through practical activities using handouts for support. By the end of the course, you will be able to recognize Makaton signs and symbols and sign symbol sentences.

This course has the opportunity t progress onto the next level.

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