Professionals

Foundation Workshop

The Foundation Workshop provides a detailed introduction to Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory and technical information.


Lectures cover research into sign and symbol use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton and an overview of alternative systems of communication.


Whilst aimed mostly at professionals this course is also suitable for parents and carers.


You will learn the signs and symbols for stages 1-4 and Additional Core Vocabulary.


You will receive six resource books, four workshop manuals, Pocket Book of Signs 1 and Pocket Book of Symbols 1.


A Certificate of Attendance is received upon completion of all four modules.


Foundation  Workshop costs £60 per person payable in advance to secure space.


Enhancement Workshop

The Enhancement Workshop concentrates on improving and developing signing and symbol skills. You will learn translation skills using signs and symbols.


Lectures examine the assessment of user's needs, adapting communication to suit an individual's needs and how to develop communication skills. 


Whilst aimed mostly at professionals this course is also suitable for parents and carers.


 You will revise the signs and symbols you learned on the Foundation Workshop and learn the signs and symbols for stages 5-8 of the core vocabulary.


Participants must have competed the Foundation Workshop prior to the course.


You will receive eight resource books, six workshop manuals, Pocket Book of Signs 2 and Pocket Book of Symbols 2.


A Certificate of Attendance is received upon completion of all four modules.


Enhancement Workshop costs £90 per person payable in advance to secure place.

In house training

If you are looking to have several employees trained at once, for example in a Care Home, business or educational setting, contact us. We are willing to try and accommodate training at your venue exclusive for your own group with negotiable prices available.

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