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We are Hannah and Sarah, qualified Makaton Regional Tutors. Together we introduce you to Makaton, a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate.

Makaton is designed to support spoken language. The signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order - Makaton is regularly used for children and adults who may have communication difficulties, or additional needs. In addition, Makaton signs and symbols are being utilised more and more within Early Years settings and mainstream primary schools for children of all abilities.  This language programme successfully supports, develops and assists people who may find communication or learning using traditional methods frustrating. Makaton can provide alternative routes that help people flourish educationally and in everyday environments.

Organisations who utilise Makaton signs and symbols can be nominated for Makaton friendly status, by us, your Makaton regional tutors.