Makaton is a language programme, using signs and symbols alongside speech, which can be used with children and adults who need help with communication. This training course provides a practical introduction
Makaton is a language programme, using signs and symbols alongside speech, which can be used with children and adults who need help with communication.
This training course provides a practical introduction to the Makaton language programme. Sessions will cover commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use, and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work. You will learn the signs and symbols from stages 1 – 4 and some of the additional stage of the Makaton core vocabulary. You will receive course manuals with copies of all signs and symbols taught.
This course is for parents, carers, or professionals who want to learn Makaton to support children’s language and communication development. No previous experience of Makaton is necessary.
The training is provided by licenced Makaton tutors who work in Sunderland & South Tyneside as part of the Speech & Language Therapy team. They have the expertise to guide you on your journey to better communication.
Join us and explore the benefits of Makaton to enhance your ability to communicate effectively with others. This training can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those you care for or work with.
The training will take place at the SENhub at Sunningdale School, Sunderland and will be delivered over 4 sessions as follows:
Thurs 7th March, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thurs 14th March, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thurs 18th April, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thurs 25th April, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Please note: participants need to be able to attend all 6 sessions.
This course costs £45 for parents / carers / family members of children on the South Tyneside and Sunderland Speech and Language Therapy caseload, and £162 for professionals.
thursday, march 7, 2024 - thursday, april 18, 2024
SENhub Sunningdale School Sunderland