Forest Way Alliance

Makaton Training

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What is Makaton? 

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. 

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other.  Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech. 
After completing a Makaton course, you will receive a certificate of attendance and a 30 day free access to the Makaton Core Membership. 


Jo Rayns is a qualified Makaton Tutor and a Communication Technician and has taught the Makaton Language programme online and in a wide range of settings. 

Up Coming Courses

Makaton Level 1&2 Sept 2022 - On-line  
Wed 21, Thur 22, Wed 28, Thur 29 September 2022, 09:30 to 12:45
Booking Link: Fully Booked

​Level 3 & 4
Makaton Level 3&4 June 2022 - On line
Wed 22, Thu 23, Wed 29 and Thu 30 June 2022, 09:30 to 12:45
Booking Link: Makaton Training Level 3&4 - Booking by BookWhen