Makaton is a language programme that supports communication using speech and non verbal signs and symbols. It incorporates non verbal communication skills that are used in everyday communication, such as facial expression, body language, Gesture and eye contact.
Makaton signs make what we are saying visual, giving an extra ‘clue’ when trying to process and understand the meaning of a spoken language . The signs in Makaton are the same across the entire UK.
Makaton supports memory and understanding of language by providing additional visual effect.
Using Makaton slows down speech which enables people more time to process the language.
We have been recently been awarded Makaton accredited status.