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FIS Training - Makaton communication programme

Facilitated by Wendy Gloster, Regional Makaton Tutor.

What is Makaton and who uses it?

The Makaton Vocabulary is a unique language programme that can provide a means of basic communication for both children and adults with a broad range of communication needs often associated with learning difficulties. These needs range from those at a very early stage of communication awareness and development to those with more independent communication.

Signs and/or symbols are used to help clarify the meaning of the words spoken; this is because many of the signs and symbols are pictographic, whereas words on their own do not give a clue to their meaning. Makaton can provide a highly functional source of vocabulary for both children and adults with communication needs and their interactive partners and has a systematic multi-modal approach for the teaching of communication, language and literacy skills.

What will be covered in the training?

Participants will gain knowledge of Makaton, learn signs and symbols up to an appropriate level, and will be able to use Makaton within their work, or home setting.


Course - Bookings taken from January 2017Course venue

Tuesday 21 and 28 March 2017

9.30am - 3.30pm

Swansea Vale Resource Centre, Ffordd Tregof, Swansea. SA7 0AL.


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