This is a special type of sign language that must be accompanied with speech. We try to use Makaton to say good morning and good afternoon, to accompany learning and to support the teaching of our colourful semantics.
All our staff have received some Makaton training, achieving a Basic level or Advanced, which means we know between 500 - 1000 signs! We are now passing on our knowledge in everyday contexts to the children as well as having a weekly 30 minute Makaton class. It's amazing how many of our children this helps.