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This Makaton Awareness course is for anyone who works with adults or children with a severe learning disability, multiple disabilities, challenging behaviour and or Autism.

Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. This workshop is made up of 4 modules which can be delivered over 2 days or over a number of weeks.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • The basic principles of Makaton
  • Vocabulary combining a practical approach with theory and technical information
  • Research into sign and symbol use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton
  • How to identify the barriers to building relationships
  • Overview of alternative systems of communication
  • Signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary are taught and learned
  • How to use your own experiences to make improvements in the way you work
  • The ability to focus on the difficulties a person is experiencing rather than the problems they are presenting
  • Positive plans for action

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Level: 2

Max attendee’s: 15

Course length: 2 day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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For more information about this course, please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969 – or send us an email using the button below.

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