The Makaton Charity

Westmead House

Farnborough

Hampshire

GU14 7LP

Tel: 01276 606 760

Disabled Access: Yes

Email: info@makaton.org; family@makaton.org

Website: http://www.makaton.org

Summary

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.

With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols. Many people then drop the signs or symbols naturally at their own pace, as they develop speech.

For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Makaton really can help. Makaton takes away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. This opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. Signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.

For more information, contact by telephone, email or visit the website.

Alternative Contact Details: Family Advisory Service: Tel: 01276 606778

Last Updated: 16 July 2019 08:13 by NHS 111 Wales

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Service does: All Wales Service

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