Makaton is a language programme using signing and symbols to provide a basic means of communication and encourages language and literacy development in children and adults with communication and language difficulties. This is a Follow-up Workshop for those who have already completed the beginners’ workshop and participants will need to have attended the Beginners Workshop for Parents and Carers and gained a certificate of attendance.
The Follow-up Workshop concentrates on improving and developing signing and symbols skills and develops everyday use of the Makaton programme. Signing instruction is given for Core Vocabulary Stages 5-8 and will provide learners with the theory and background to the Makaton vocabulary programme and to enable learners to use the signs and symbols with people who have communication difficulties.
This is a non-qualification course but it is accredited by Makaton and participants will be awarded a Makaton certificate following assessment by the tutor.