Using signs, symbols and speech, Makaton is a highly accessible language programme that helps people to communicate. On this course you’ll learn what Makaton is; be shown how to use Makaton to communicate effectively and meaningfully with students; and learn the signs and symbols on their own and in sentences. You’ll also learn how to spot behavioural and emotional changes as a result of communication breakdown and provide tips to re-establish understanding.
Makaton for beginners
Ensuring that every student is able to communicate effectively
- Recognise signs and symbols individually, in phrases and in full sentences
- Use signs and symbols as single words, in phrases and in full sentences
- Effectively use multi-model communication to understand speech, signs, gestures and symbols
- Recognise breakdowns in communication and be able to re-establish understanding