MakatonTutorLogo-150Dawn is running Makaton sign language courses to teach early signs, symbols and words to your baby or child before they can talk! This has been proven to increase their speech clarity, helps speech develop and improves understanding of speech and language, lowering frustration for babies, toddlers, their parents and families. It’s a win-win working with all four learning styles- hearing the word, seeing the word, acting out the word and saying the word.

Makaton multi-modal language courses are designed to inform parents and carers how to encourage the development of communication and language skills in children and adults. As a Highly Specialist Speech and language therapist, Dawn will be giving lots of tips on speech and language development during the two day training using examples of functional words and phrases to use with your child or adult. The next Makaton Level 1 and 2 course is running on Tuesdays 3rd and 10th March 2020, April and September 2020 in Frampton on Severn Village Hall GL2 7EA. These groups are for parents, carers and professionals.  Children and adults with learning difficulties find signing fun, it helps them make sense of words and language and allows them to understand their world more before they begin to copy the signs and talk.  The groups are a fun informal way of learning together with other parents/carers/professionals within the Gloucestershire area and sessions are geared towards your children and adults you work with as much information as possible as we go along. Two day courses are £150 for professionals or a reduced rate for any parent/carer for £120.

If you are a parent/carer or toddler group/nursery please contact Dawn as she can provide your group with Makaton Taster Courses to teach you some early signs and symbols to build speech,  language and action songs to encourage speech and language. You could become a Makaton Friendly establishment and use the ‘okey’ sign on your leaflets and website when the majority of your staff are trained in basic Makaton signs and symbol use! These courses are a ‘taster’ session so that you can find out more about Makaton Sign language programme before booking on a more formal training course and remain very affordable at around £15 per participant- contact Dawn for more information.

Please or call me on 01452 740453 to book a place on this course or for more details about the next available Makaton Sign Language course within the Gloucestershire area. Dawn is happy to run one in your area too.