Makaton an IntroductionSubject category: General Health and Social Care
Many people with learning disabilities and difficulties, autism or other disability that may affect verbal communication, may have been taught Makaton from an early age. If staff are able to communicate using Makaton then this will enable the individuals they are supporting to use their preferred methods of communication.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities, workbooks and picture cards.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Guidance from The Makaton Charity
And the following QCF unit:
Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Makaton Language Programme
Makaton’s place in the signing world
Introduction to Makaton symbols
Practical sessions: signs and symbols
Explain the link between Makaton and BSL
Give an example of how the symbols can be used
Describe how Makaton can support the needs of people with learning and communication difficulties
Demonstrate single signs made from stages 1 and 2 of the core vocabulary