Training for Parents and Carers


The Beginners' Workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme.

You will also learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary


It covers 4 modules over 2 days, for 5 hours per day. Certificates are awarded at the end.


Attendees will receive two workshop manuals, which include the signs and symbols they have learned. Participants will also be given a certificate of attendance.


This provides a practical introductory workshop for parents and carers who need to use Makaton in everyday situations. Signing instruction is given for Core Vocabulary Stages 1-4 and Additional.


Makaton symbols are included and examples of their use are given. Methods for implementing and using Makaton are discussed and developed.




Recommended for:


People who need to use Makaton signing or symbols at home or in their work.


Training Outcomes:


• an ability to sign in everyday situations knowing the Core Vocabulary Stages 1-4

• knowing when to use Makaton symbols


• with an understanding of how to implement Makaton for their own use

Course locations:


Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work.