What is Makaton?

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. 

All children develop differently and we use Makaton to help them communicate. Makaton is a valuable tool and is used across our school. It is helpful for children who may struggle with speech and language development, however it is not limited to this area. All of our staff have had Makaton training and use it alongside speech to help communication.


Signs of the Month

We would love you to learn some Makaton with us! Can you try 'cat' and 'pig'?



Further Information

If you would like to learn more about Makaton or to do some Makaton training, take a look at the website below:

Makaton Website