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Strathmore School Family Information Session with Skylarks - Introduction to Makaton Workshop

Run by Natalie Strathmore School

We know that being able to communicate is one of the most important skills in life

Date & Time

Friday 24th March 10.30am - 12.30pm


The Crossway Centre, 306 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2PD

This Makaton taster session is an introductory and experiential session. You will learn about the Makaton Language Programme (MLP). What it is, how it works and who it
is used by. You will see demonstrations of approximately forty signs and symbols to get you started at home.

This Taster Session is very practical and gives you a chance to really engage with the process. Significantly, we know that using symbols can help your children and young
people who have limited speech and help them with early language development.

Hosted by Mike Harris

A Makaton Senior Tutor, SEN & Social Communication Specialist and a qualified teacher. He is a member of the advisory panel of The Makaton Charity.


By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Explain, in brief, what MLP (The Makaton Language Programme) is.
  • Describe the underpinning principles of the MLP and how they apply to your child with communication needs.
  • Make 40 immediately useful signs and recognise the matching symbols.
  • Get advice and support on future training opportunities to further your new basic Makaton skills.

Refreshments will be provided in a relaxed and friendly environment

This is a great support for families and carers and there are no borough limitations to join these sessions. All families are welcome.

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