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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.  We at Heatherwood believe that Makaton is powerful tool that can unlock communication for some students and therefore advocate its use in school. 

Each week we will share a set of words that you could learn with your young people at home. There are symbols and line drawings to accompany a video of each set of words. We hope you have fun learning them. 

Week Words/Symbols Signs Demonstration
9.10.20 9.10. Symbols  
16.10.20 16.10.20 Symbols
23.10.20 23.10.20 Halloween Symbols



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