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Makaton Taster Session (04 Jan 2023)


Makaton Taster Session

New date of 4th January now confirmed. Last few places remaining.

Course Information:  If you are unsure as to whether Makaton training is for you, our Makaton Taster session is perfect for you. Makaton is a multi-modal language programme that uses signs, symbols and speech for children and adults with speech, language and communication needs to build on their understanding and use of speech and language.

These short sessions are designed for anyone who is interested in finding out about Makaton before deciding whether or not to attend further intensive Makaton training.

The Taster session gives you a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, with the opportunity to learn a few signs and symbols too (between 30 and 60).

This 1 1/2 hour course is recommended for any early years practitioner, family members, carers, teaching assistants and anyone who is interested in using Makaton in everyday life.

This session will provide you with an introductory workshop, you will learn symbols and signs all designed to help you in practical situations. It will be a fun, informal sessions with a chance to practise the signs and symbols taught with each other and learn a new skill

At the end of the workshop participants should have the skills and confidence to begin using Makaton in their daily lives.   

Delivered by: Dawn McMullan–Cooper who is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Makaton Tutor and Ambassador for the Makaton Charity.

Date: Wednesday 4th January

Time:  6.30pm - 8:00pm 

Venue: on-line

Cost: (one person per booking)

Members £25 

Non members £40 until 31st August 2022/ £50 from 1st September             2022 (*invoices must be settled by 31st August 2022 to benefit from lower   price)

Important additional Information:

·         Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

·         Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).

·         If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.


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