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)
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|
|Level 1 & 2 each||£30||£70|
|Follow up 1 & 2 each||£30||£70|
|Setting Bespoke Refresher – per group (10 people)||£15||£70|
|Setting Bespoke Introduction – per group (10 people)||£15||£100|
Saturday 14th November 20 – Level 2 @ Clevedon, 9.30-4
Thurs 26th Nov & 3rd Dec 20 – Level 1 @ Weston, 7-9.30
Weds 9th December 20 – Taster @ Clevedon, 6.30-8
Saturday 23rd January 21 – Level 1 @ Clevedon, 9.30-4
Thurs 4th & 11th February 21 – Level 2 @ Weston, 7-9.30
Thurs 4th & 11th March 21 – Follow Up 1 @ Weston, 7-9.30
Thurs 18th & 25th March 21 – Follow Up 2 @ Weston, 7-9.30
Weds 12th & 9th May 21 – Level 1 @ Clevedon, 7-9.30
Saturday 19th June 21 – Level 1 @ Weston, 9.30-4
Saturday 3rd July 21 – Level 2 @ Clevedon, 9.30-4
Saturday 10th July 21 – Refresher @ Clevedon, 10-12
Please Note: All the above courses are subject to being permitted Unser COVD-19 Regulations. Zoom courses will be arranged from time time and will be advertised on Facebook
Please contact us on 01275 341113 for more information or to request a booking form.