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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 combines signs, symbols and speech to give different options for people to communicate.

Using signs can help people who do not use speech or are developing 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.