What are Makaton symbols?
Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. With Makaton, signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear.
Is Sign Language and Makaton the same?
Makaton is designed to be used to support spoken language, for people with learning or communication difficulties. However, unlike Sign Language which has regional variations and dialects, the signs for Makaton will be the same throughout the country.
How do you say yes BSL?
The yes sign looks a head nodding yes. You take your hand and make it into a fist, holding it at about shoulder height, then make your fist bob back and forth.
How many makaton signs are there?
Where can I find the sign or symbol that I need? There are over 11,000 published signs and symbols.
Is Makaton nonverbal communication?
Some individuals who have nonverbal autism, or difficulty communicating, may find that Makaton signs and symbols help them to speak. Signs are used with speech to provide extra visual support about what someone is saying.
Are Makaton signs copyright?
‘Makaton’ is a trademarked name and all of Makaton’s symbols and line drawings of signs are intellectual property (IP) rights of The Makaton Charity. We also work hard so you can access the Makaton vocabulary that you need, this could be through your local Makaton Tutor, a health, education or social care service.
What is poo in makaton?
The sign for poop is very evocative. You make both hands into fists, holding your non-dominant hand above your dominant. Then with your thumb from your dominant hand, extend it inside the fist of your non-dominant hand. Finally, pull your dominant hand and thumb down and away from your non-dominant hand.