As world cup fever grips the nation, click on the link below and watch this fantastic video clip and read this great article from ITV News. Parents with their children with Down’s Syndrome signing along to ‘Three Lions’ and using Makaton.
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.
With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols. Many people then drop the signs or symbols naturally at their own pace, as they develop speech.