An Introduction to Makaton | Virtual Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about Makaton? Join us for an introductory workshop to discover what Makaton is, how it's used, who uses it, and whether it might be  right for you. You'll also have the opportunity to learn around 50 signs and symbols too, so you can start using it in your own routines straight away!

Makaton is a unique communication 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 by providing a visual and gestural representation of language. Makaton can reduce the frustration that is often experienced when facing communication challenges and is an effective tool to enable your child to connect with others and the world around them!

This is a virtual workshop which will take place via Zoom. The workshop will last two hours. To access the workshop, you will need a PC, Laptop or Tablet with a camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection. Please note that unfortunately a smartphone is not suitable to access this event. Your set-up will need to provide space  to extend your arms to either side and move back from the camera, as needed.  If you have any concerns regarding this, please get in touch with the team at [email protected].

How to join

This event is for parents/carers of children registered with our Connect and Play service  which supports children aged 0-8yrs with complex disabilities. If you’re not sure whether this session is for you, please complete our service enquiry form or contact [email protected] to speak with a member of our team.

Spaces must be booked in advance via this webpage. Please select only one date to attend, as each session is a repeat. More than one parent/carer for the child registered with Connect and Play can attend but please book a separate space for each individual attending. Ideally each individual attending should also join via their own device. If sharing, a device please use the biggest screen possible.

Links to join the virtual workshop will be emailed the morning of the workshop day.