Makaton Level 1
This workshop is for people supporting children or adults with learning disabilities or communication difficulties. It is aimed at beginners and it is designed to help delegates gain skills and knowledge in using signs and symbols from the Makaton vocabulary as well as regognise its difference from other means of communication and how to use it in everyday life.
This course aims to provide delegates with the skills to: Use signs and symbols from the initial stages of the Makaton Vocabulary Recognise key features of the Makaton Vocabulary and why it may be useful Distinguish between Makaton and other means of communication Identify ways to use the signs and symbols in everyday circumstances
Methods of Delivery
A range of methods will be used. These include: demonstration; recognition and recall practice of signs; paired and small group work; games. There will be some presentations from the trainer.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Makaton vocabularies: background and rationale
- Signs and symbols from the initial stages of the Makaton Vocabulary
- Makaton's place in the signing world
- Using Makaton in everyday life
- The key principles of using the Makaton Vocabulary
Carers and support workers of children or adults with learning disabilities; volunteers; advocates; nursery workers; anyone whose work or life brings them into contact with people who communicate with Makaton or who may benefit from doing so in the future.
This course is a standalone course aimed at staff working with people with communication difficulties. No previous Makaton training is needed.
The delegates will receive a certificate accredited by the Makaton Society upon completion of the course.
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