Makaton International Awareness Day

28.08.2024

What is Makaton?

Makaton is a language programme which is made up of signs, symbols and speech. It helps people to communications and develop essential communication skills.

Communicating is a daily essential and one of the most important skills we all need. Makaton helps to improve communications through signs and some speech. It can be very frustrating for individuals who struggle verbally to get their point or questions across.

Over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton signs for both their main form of communications or along side their communications skills. As the numbers of individuals are using Makaton to help support their day to day communications with family, friends, colleagues or through learning, it is also been used more and more through general public.

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