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Makaton

 

 

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

 

Talking does not just involve speaking. Watch someone talking, they will not just be saying words but they will also be using hand movements or gestures, facial expression, eye contact and body language (posture and movement). All this is communication.

 

Makaton uses speech with signs (gestures) and symbols (pictures) to help people communicate.  We also use facial expression, eye contact and body language to give as much information as possible.

 

Please follow the links below to find out more about Makaton -

What is Makaton? -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/something-special-what-is-makaton

 

Getting Started with Makaton - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/something-special-getting-started-with-makaton

 

Useful Makaton signs - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/playlist-something-special-really-useful-makaton-signs

 

Official Makaton Website - https://makaton.org/TMC/About_Makaton/What_is_Makaton.aspx

 

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Videos to watch with your child - 

Singing Hands - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSgfqkristwvJft3BNN-NYQ 

 

 

Mr Tumble - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCynLtJ9E2c34bui4ON0ovGw

 

 

Sign of the week - https://www.makaton.org/TMC/News_Stories/SOTW/SOTW_Balloon.aspx 

 

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