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  • SWAN UK - Dottie's Story

    We’ve been using Makaton in our family for almost 9 years which is something I never expected all those years ago...

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    On 17 Apr 2020 / By Marie P
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  • Richard and Lydia's story

    Richard uses Makaton to help communicate with his daughter Lydia... "The first time she linked two words together was speaking and signing (Cake please) which really emphasised to us how beneficial it could be."

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    On 30 Mar 2020 / By Richard K
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  • Isabella's Makaton Journey

    My mum shared a video of me and it had over 30k views in a matter of days and it made me realise that other people were interested too. That's when Isabella Signs was created across all social media platforms...

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    On 30 Jan 2020 / By Isabella E
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  • Dorothy's story

    Makaton has given us a way to enhance our relationships with Dotty – finding common ground to not only communicate on a practical level, but also to play, have fun and love our time together.

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    On 05 Nov 2019 / By Rhiannon H
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  • The Power of Signing

    I cannot encourage the use of Makaton enough. It has literally given Barnaby a voice; not just to ask for things he wants, but to comment on the world around him, tell me what he’s thinking and to express his personality and sense of humour...

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    On 07 Oct 2019 / By Claire E
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  • Kerry's story

    Kerry’s mum has a rare psychological condition called Disassociative Fugue State. Sufferers can ‘forget’ who they are, where they are or the identity of people around them. It can also lead to wandering off and loss of speech...

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    On 27 Aug 2019 / By Kerry L
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  • Truly amazing impact

    James uses Makaton to communicate, sing and play with his family. "It has allowed James to communicate with us allowing us to understand his feelings, what he wants and needs."

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    On 03 Jul 2019 / By Annemarie McBride
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  • Harry's first word

    His little voice is the most incredible sound I have ever heard and it fills me with so much hope for his future... This has been by far one of the best things I have ever done for my beautiful boy!

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    On 10 Jun 2019 / By Samantha Crookes
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  • Nikki's story

    I had been worried that she may not want to try to talk once she was a confident signer - but this has not at all been the case. It has encouraged her speech all the way.

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    On 04 Jan 2019 / By Nikki H
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