Makaton – Beginners and Foundation Training

Course Title: Foundation Makaton


The programme will provide all learners with a good introduction to Makaton, with good theoretical components underpinning the practical approaches used within the course. It will equip professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to use Makaton in the workplace.

Who should attend?

All professionals who are required to use Makaton, as well as for others who wish to attend more in depth training in the future.

How long does the course last?

This course is delivered over two full days.

Progression Course(s):

Specialist Courses:

  • Enhanced Makaton Workshops.

Course Content
  • Introduction to four modules covered in this programme.
  • Current research into sign and symbol use.
  • Symbol design themes.
  • The use and purpose of Makaton.
  • Overview of alternative systems of communication.
  • Quiz to measure level of learning.
  • Action Planning.
By the end of the course, learners will:
  • Understand the research behind Makaton and its overall purpose.
  • Be more familiar with the symbol design themes and be able to apply these.
  • Feel more confident in communicating via the use of Makaton.
  • Consider the next steps to developing their own respective skill set.

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