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Learning Makaton

What is Makaton?

Makaton is the UK's leading programme for adults and children with learning or communication difficulties.

It is a language programme that combine signs, symbols and speech to give different options for people to communicate.

Using signs can help people who do not user speech. Symbols can help people who have limited speech, or who cannot or prefer not to sign.

Makaton transforms the lives of people with communication difficulties, by giving them a way to express themselves independently. Being able to communicate eases frustration and gives people confidence and independence while they develop communication and language skills.

At Doubletrees we use Makaton signing to support our learners with understanding and communication. As it gets closer to Christmas we are going to be learning a Christmas themed sign a day, using the Makaton Charity’s Christmas Advent Calendar. Please join in with us on the parent Facebook page and send your videos for us to all watch together, look out for some familiar faces having a go too!