Current Makaton training courses
Have you ever thought of taking formal Makaton training?
These online sessions can be completed from the comfort of your own home. They are delivered by Serga Collett, certified Makaton Trainer and early years teachers.
Whether you work in a school or nursery, a health or social care setting, are a parent or family member of someone who uses Makaton or just wish to learn a skill which will help you make your work more inclusive and accessible then this training is for you. We offer a range of courses.
Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.
Who is Makaton for?
Young children are using Makaton to communicate even before they have learnt to speak. Research shows that children actually want to communicate before they’re able to talk, so Makaton allows toddlers to say what they want through signs and/or symbols before they’ve learnt how to speak the words for what they want. It helps them to develop their communication skills by encouraging them to put words together.
Makaton helps all sorts of people including those who struggle with understanding concepts, those who have poor literacy skills, including grammatical knowledge, and those with English as an Additional Language. By using Makaton, children and adults can take a more active part in life, because communication and language are the key to everything we do and learn.