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What is Makaton? 

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Who is it for?

Makaton is so flexible it can be personalised to suit any age and ability. It’s both for babies who can’t talk yet or children and adults who need a helping hand to talk.


Why is it needed?

Makaton connects people to the world around them, helping overcome feelings of frustration and isolation. It changes lives.


How does it work?

Makaton is easier done than said. You’ll be amazed how much you can learn so quickly, which means that you can start to communicate straight away.

Makaton is proven to develop speech, language and communication skills. Using gestures and pictures, people tell someone what they want, make choices and join in.


Makaton gives someone their voice.