Makaton signing taster: A workshop for staff and parents

Speech, language and communication skills develop in everyday situations throughout the day at home and school. This is a workshop for staff and parents working with children in both Early Years and School Age. Makaton uses speech with signs (gestures) and symbols (pictures) to help people communicate.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Find out about what Makaton is and who uses it
  • Discover the benefits of using Makaton signing
  • Learn some Makaton signs and symbols

Entry Criteria

Children who benefit from Makaton will have one or more of the following:

  • A short attention span
  • Difficulties understanding spoken language
  • Difficulties using spoken language to communicate
  • A severe speech disorder

How to Book

This course is by invitation only as recommended by a Speech and Language Therapist.

Places are strictly limited to 15 participants per workshop and a maximum of 3 adults per child may attend together.

Please note: As of 01.09.22 a penalty fee may be incurred for non-attendance.

Upcoming dates:

For children under 5 years

Date Time Location
Thursday 23rd March 09.30 – 11.30 Via Microsoft Teams
Tuesday 13th June 09.30 – 11.30 Via Microsoft Teams


For children over 5 years

Date Time Location
Tuesday 25th April 10:00-12:00 FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 22nd June 09:30-11:30 Via Microsoft Teams

To book a place please complete the booking form here.

Please note bookings for all courses will close 2 working days before the date of the training.