Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

Talking does not just involve speaking. Watch someone talking, they will not just be saying words but they will also be using hand movements or gestures, facial expression, eye contact and body language (posture and movement). All this is communication.

Makaton uses speech with signs (gestures) and symbols (pictures) to help people communicate. We also use facial expression, eye contact and body language to give as much information as possible

To sleep (sign)
To sleep (symbol)
Where (sign)
Where (symbol)

At Springboard, our qualified Makaton Tutors run a range of workshops throughout the year.

Workshop Parent-members of Springboard Early Years Practitioners, Statutory Agency, Other
Taster £15 £15
Level 1 & 2 each £35 £77
Follow up 1 & 2 each £35 £77
Setting Bespoke Refresher – per group (10 people) £15 £70
Setting Bespoke Introduction – per group (10 people) £15 £100

The Dates


Please contact us on 01275 341113 for dates and more information on how to book