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Makaton Foundation Course (2 days) Modules 1 and 2: Monday 15th October 9.30am-4.30pm

Course Overview


This one-day course aims to help you begin to use signs and symbols from the Makaton vocabulary, with children or adults with learning disabilities. The course covers the standard content of a Beginner's workshop (modules 1 and 2) for carers, as approved by the Makaton Charity.

Course Content

  • Background and rationale to the Makaton core and resource vocabularies
  • Makaton's place in the signing world
  • Signing instruction for stages 1 and 2, and part of the additional stage
  • Using Makaton in everyday life

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.


Modules 3 and 4: Tuesday 16th October - 9.30am-4.30pm

Course Overview


This one-day course aims to extend your knowledge and skills in using Makaton. It covers the standard content of the Makaton Beginners' Worskhop Modules 3 and 4 for carers, as approved by the Makaton Charity.

Course Content

  • Revision of stages 1, 2 and part of the additonal stage
  • Revision of key principles of using the Makaton Vocabulary
  • Signing instruction for stages 3 and 4, and the remainder of the additional stage
  • Further ideas for using Makaton in everyday life

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.
  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

  • Modules 1 and 2
  • Use some signs and symbols, with speech, from the initial stages of the Makaton Vocabulary (Stages 1,2 and part of the additional stage), with the children or adults that you work with who may benefit from using it
  • Identify key features of the Makaton Vocabulary, what it is, why it may be useful
  • Distinguish between Makaton and other means of communication such as British Sign Language and have discussed the overlap and the differences
  • Identify ways to use the signs and symbols in everyday circumstances
  • Modules 3 and 4
  • Be more confident and fluent in using signs and symbols, with speech, from the initial stages of the Makaton Vocabulary (Stages 1,2 and part of the additional stage)
  • Be conversant with the key principles of using Makaton
  • Be able to use signs from Stages 3 and 4 and the rest of the additional stage, and be familiar with the related symbols
  • Identify a wider range of ways to use the signs and symbols in everyday circumstances

Target Audience

Paid and upaid carers and support workers with children or adults with learning disabilities; advocates; nursery workers; anyone whose work or life brings them into contact with people who may communicate with Makaton or who may benefit from doing so in the future.

Training Considerations

This course is a standalone course aimed at staff working with people with communication difficulties. No previous Makaton training is needed.

Certification

The delegates will receive a certificate accredited by the Makaton Society upon completion of the course.

Related Courses

Positive Communication with People with LD
 
Makaton Foundation Course (2 days)
Modules 1 and 2: Monday 15th October 9.30am-4.30pm

Course overview:
This one-day course aims to help you begin to use signs and symbols from the Makaton vocabulary, with children or adults with learning disabilities. The course covers the standard content of a Beginner's workshop (modules 1 and 2) for carers, as approved by the Makaton Charity.

Course content:
· Background and rationale to the Makaton core and resource vocabularies
· Makaton's place in the signing world
· Signing instruction for stages 1 and 2, and part of the additional stage
· Using Makaton in everyday life

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.


Modules 3 and 4: Tuesday 16th October - 9.30am-4.30pm

Course overview:
This one-day course aims to extend your knowledge and skills in using Makaton. It covers the standard content of the Makaton Beginners' Worskhop Modules 3 and 4 for carers, as approved by the Makaton Charity.

Course content:
· Revision of stages 1, 2 and part of the additonal stage
· Revision of key principles of using the Makaton Vocabulary
· Signing instruction for stages 3 and 4, and the remainder of the additional stage
· Further ideas for using Makaton in everyday life

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.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
· Modules 1 and 2
· Use some signs and symbols, with speech, from the initial stages of the Makaton Vocabulary (Stages 1,2 and part of the additional stage), with the children or adults that you work with who may benefit from using it
· Identify key features of the Makaton Vocabulary, what it is, why it may be useful
· Distinguish between Makaton and other means of communication such as British Sign Language and have discussed the overlap and the differences
· Identify ways to use the signs and symbols in everyday circumstances
· Modules 3 and 4
· Be more confident and fluent in using signs and symbols, with speech, from the initial stages of the Makaton Vocabulary (Stages 1,2 and part of the additional stage)
· Be conversant with the key principles of using Makaton
· Be able to use signs from Stages 3 and 4 and the rest of the additional stage, and be familiar with the related symbols
· Identify a wider range of ways to use the signs and symbols in everyday circumstances


TARGET AUDIENCE
Paid and upaid carers and support workers with children or adults with learning disabilities; advocates; nursery workers; anyone whose work or life brings them into contact with people who may communicate with Makaton or who may benefit from doing so in the future.

TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
This course is a standalone course aimed at staff working with people with communication difficulties. No previous Makaton training is needed.

CERTIFICATION
The delegates will receive a certificate accredited by the Makaton Society upon completion of the course.

RELATED COURSES
Positive Communication with People with LD

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