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This TWO DAY workshop is for parents, carers, family members and professionals wanting to learn Makaton for use with people who may need extra help with communication. It is suitable for anyone living or working with children or adults with a communication difficulty.

Families and professionals will learn together during this course as it is felt that feel this is one of the best ways to enhance everyone's experience. No prior experience of signing is needed.

In addition to the training, all participants will receive an extensive manual, copies of the signs learned, a certificate of completion, as well as tea, coffee, and biscuits! There is also a café on site offering excellent lunches and jaw-dropping cakes!
Please note this is a two day course
Day One: June 19th 9.15-3.30
Day Two: July 10th 9.15-3.30

Fees:

PROFESSIONALS
£130 for 2 days. 
£100 if booked by 31.5.18
Fee is for 2 days and includes Manuals and Certificate.

FAMILIES
£90 for 1 person for 2 days
£70 for 1 person for 2 days if booked by 31.5.18
£30 for an additional member of the same family. Please note, resources and certificates will be limited to 1 per family.

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to assist communication. It supports spoken language, with the signs and symbols being used alongside speech, in spoken word order. With Makaton, children and adults can communicate immediately using these signs and symbols. They can then be dropped naturally as speech develops.

Makaton helps those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively. It enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them, opening up all kinds of possibilities.

Using signs, symbols and speech, Makaton helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear, and symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.

One of the great advantages of Makaton is its flexibility. It is very easy to personalise the system to each individual's needs, and used at a level suitable for them. As such, it can be used to:

share thoughts, choices and emotions
label real objects, pictures, photos and places
take part in games and songs
listen to, read and tell stories
create recipes, menus and shopping lists
write letters and messages
help people find their way around public buildings
And it is one of the most popular systems for communication today, with over 100,000 children and adults using it on a daily basis.

For more information about Makaton Signing, please visit www.makaton.org