I’ve been interested in learning Makaton for some considerable time now but always struggled to find someone to teach me. Out of the blue I received an email from Karen who is a Makaton Regional tutor and I’ve just finished her 4 week foundation course. It’s been such good fun with a lovely group of people and I’ve been inspired to sign up for the follow on course in January.

At Cambusbarron we already use some Makaton (we always say and sign Good Morning) but I hope now to incorporate it more widely. I’ve already found it helpful as a reinforcement, when children see and hear a statement at the same time it is more likely to make an impact. I’ve been doing the Makaton Sign of the Week recently and now we are doing this as a group. We hope that parents will join in too!

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