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Makaton Foundation Course

  • By MencapUsr
  • 6th August 2019

Certified Makaton Tutor Andy McLoughlin is running a two day Makaton Foundation level course on Friday 30th August and Monday 2nd September. For more details please see below.

For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Makaton really can help. Makaton takes away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. This opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Makaton is extremely flexible as it can be personalised to an individual’s needs and used at a level suitable for them. It can be used to:

  • share thoughts, choices and emotions
  • label real objects, pictures, photos and places
  • take part in games and songs
  • listen to, read and tell stories
  • create recipes, menus and shopping lists
  • write letters and messages
  • help people find their way around public buildings

Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs. Most people start using Makaton as children then naturally stop using the signs and symbols as they no longer need them. However, some people will need to use Makaton for their whole lives.

Andy McLoughlin is a Licensed Makton tutor. Andy has been using Makaton for 10 years and has been a tutor for over 4 years. This year he upgraded to become a Regional Tutor which allows him to teach the Foundation and Enhancement workshops alongside the Beginners’ and Follow Up workshops. Andy can also run the workshops externally to The Vinery centre, allowing him to reach a wider audience. Andy uses Makaton every day to communicate with a variety of different users.

“Learning Makaton is a great way to interact, people love getting involved and are always keen to learn new signs” – Andy 

To book onto the courses or if you would like further information, please contact Andy on 07758 099225 or email him at andymc.makatontutor@gmail.com

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