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Leaf Pattern Design

WELCOME

A very warm welcome and I look forward to helping you progress with your Makaton journey, whatever stage you're currently at.

Leaf Pattern Design

My Makaton journey started when I had my son Alfie back in 2014.

Alfie has DS (Down Syndrome).  I conducted lots of research into language programmes to assist and enhance his speech development and communication and discovered the amazing world of Makaton!

 

I started with 'Makaton Signing for Babies' and then progressed onto Mr Tumble, Dave Benson Philips and the fabulous  Signing Hands. 

My passion for Makaton was ignited as I saw first hand the fantastic effect it had on Alfie.  Enabling him to have a voice and relieving his frustrations, caused by lack of verbal communication skills.  It allowed him to be included within his school and be able to communicate with staff and his peers.  It has also really bought his speech development on.  

This then lead to me deciding that I wanted to progress further with Makaton so signed up to do my

Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 Workshops.

In October 2021 I started 'Makaton With Alfie:  What's It All About Alfie' across all the major social media sites, were Alfie and I post daily Makaton Sign videos in order to spread awareness for Makaton far and wide. 

The next natural step for me was to do my Makaton Tutor Training, which I successfully completed in September 2022.  I want to enable as many people across as many settings

and environments as possible to be able to

'Talk Makaton'

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