Makaton Level 1 Workshop - Online course - Monday 27th February, 6th, 13th and 20th March 2023


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Makaton Level 1 Workshop

Online course

Monday 27th February, 6th, 13th and 20th March 2023

6.30pm to 8.30pm

This short course is an introduction to the Makaton language programme for parents/carers focusing on using Makaton in everyday situations at home.

The course is to provide Makaton skills to those with unpaid caring responsibilities. It is not for staff working in settings where this is a requirement, we reserve the right to cancel a booking if we feel this is the case.

  • Recall signs and symbols from stages 1 and 2 of the Makaton Core Vocabulary and part A of the Additional stage of the Core vocabulary.
  • Sign and interpret 120 signs/symbols accurately  
  • Combine signs and symbols to create 20 personalised sentences and phrases for everyday communication
  • Interpret/rea sign and symbol sentences and phrases accurately
  • Create a plan to start using Makaton sign and symbols in everyday situations at home

About the course: Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs, and speech to teach communication or to support speech. Makaton supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression and is a lifelong skill for both adults and children used by over 100,000 people today. The level 1 Makaton workshop includes both theory and practical based work and activities.

Who is this course for: Parents and unpaid carers who wish to communicate with a Makaton user or would like to introduce Makaton within the home (should you require a course for your professional setting or role, please contact your local Makaton Tutor)

Previous knowledge or experience: None required

How will I learn: In a group of up to 12 learners. Through demonstration and fun activities

How will I be assessed: Informal assessment by the tutor

What shall I bring: The £25.20 materials fee will provide you with the level 1 workshop manual, which include the signs and symbols that you have learned.

Next steps: Makaton Level 2

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

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