Makaton

What is Makaton?

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in like. Makaton is a unique language program which uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. Signs are used alongside speech, which helps provide extra clues about what is being said. These signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Makaton takes away the frustration of being able to communicate, and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. 

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Makaton at Sandytots

At Sandytots we have over 12 staff who are qualified in level 1 and 2 Makaton, we are proud to be using Makaton throughout the nursery. We have a sign of the month which we focus on and encourage the children to use. 

Sign of the month

Our sign of the month of April is: book