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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 02 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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  • Tom's Makaton story

    Laura, Tom and Colin wearing Santa hats

    Want to know more about six-year-old Tom, whose reaction to Rob Delaney signing Using Makaton with Ten in a Bed on CBeebies went viral?

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    On 29 Nov 2018 / By Laura McCartney
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  • Poppie, Makaton and Me!

    Poppie has Down’s syndrome. "I can’t express enough how Makaton has helped to open the gates of communication between myself and Poppie over these past 4 years, but the last 2 years especially..."

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    On 05 Oct 2018 / By Sharon U
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  • Rachael's story

    Both Rachael's sons have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. "Makaton has given my children a way of communicating in a way that no words have to be spoken but it makes us listen more, and that is extraordinary."

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By Rachael W
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  • Makaton changing lives

    Makaton is changing our lives so much. It's giving my little boy his voice and I'm so happy we discovered it.

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    On 05 Mar 2018 / By Carly D
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  • Theo’s story

    Makaton has made a massive difference to Theo’s ability to function as his world grows. Theo has recently started mainstream school and Makaton has given him the ability to manage in this environment.  It enables him to ask for food, a drink or to use the toilet. It gives him a voice...

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    On 06 Nov 2017 / By Michelle C
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  • My Makaton Journey - Part 4

    In her fourth blog, Shona Chambers, North East Parent Adviser for Contact and a Makaton Regional Tutor, tells us how her son Michael is progressing now that he is 20...

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    On 12 Sep 2017 / By Shona Chambers
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