A representative from each of the groups, hold weekly meetings and take part in singing and signing sessions using Makaton Communication. The aim is to feedback to the groups various Makaton signs from a theme that is current to what is happening during the weeks ahead. For example, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and so on. For our current musical theme, we have chosen to sing and sign an old classic song ‘Singin in the rain.’
Makaton is a language program 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.
Our Makaton Reps meet every Tuesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm in room Ellwood A.