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Makaton Foundation Workshop Two Day

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Learning Disabilities

Course overview

The Foundation workshop provides training for professionals and is run over two days. The Foundation Workshop provides a detailed introduction to Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory and technical information.
To undertake the course, participants need to have an understanding of early communication skills. The course covers research into sign and symbol use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton and an overview of alternative systems of communication. You will learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and additional signs of the core vocabulary.

Course content

Communicating together
Makaton Language Programme
Makaton’s place in the signing world
Introduction to Makaton symbols
Multi-modal communication
Practical session: signs and symbols
Research support for sign use
Symbols design themes
Teaching procedures
Conclusion of workshop

Learning outcomes

Understand what the Makaton Language Programme is
Understand the link between Makaton and BSL
Understand the ways in which symbols can be used
Understand the research behind using Makaton
Understand how Makaton can support the needs of people with learning and communication difficulties
Recognise single signs made from stages 1,2,3 and 4 of the core vocabulary
Produce single signs from stages 1,2, 3 and 4 of the core vocabulary
Sign short sentences containing 2-3 signs per sentence
Develop a plan for using Makaton in a practical way in the workplace


2 days

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