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The Makaton Charity

General Details

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. With Makaton, signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.

Who to contact

The Makaton Charity
01276 606 760
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Westmead House
GU14 7LP

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Additional Website
Find Makaton Training

Where to go

The Makaton Charity
Area served
All Suffolk

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people

Makaton uses speech and gesture, facial expression, eye contact and body language. It is a language programme which is based on a selected list of everyday words.

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