This two day workshop (4 modules) is the initial entry Makaton training for professionals working with children or adults who use, or would benefit from using, Makaton.
Sally has made this course extremely enjoyable
Learning Support Assistant ,Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
An excellent course that exceeded my expectations. I feel confident that I can go away and use a wide range of signs in my work.
This workshop gives an introduction to Makaton, both signs and symbols. It has theoretical lectures on a variety of topics including Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and the use of Makaton. You will also learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional stage of the Makaton core vocabulary.
The course is aimed at professionals who want to develop Makaton to work with clients. Participants should have an understanding of early communication skills.
Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.
The two days use both lecture style teaching and practical activities to learn the signs and symbols.
Makaton pocket books of signs, symbols and participant manuals for each module are provided within the course cost.
For more information about Makaton training for professionals see the Makaton website: