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Makaton Safeguarding Taster Webinar

Course / Webinar
his 2.5 hour webinar is designed to support professionals and carers of children and adults with communication difficulties.

The course builds on existing knowledge of signs and symbols, provides instruction for extra signs and symbols specific to this area of need and offers access to further resources. You must have completed Makaton Level 1 (the first part of Makaton Foundation) before attending this event.

The webinar provides an opportunity to be part of a small group with direct access to a trainer who will be 'teaching' during the session. You must have access to a computer, a stable internet connection, a web camera with microphone and have set up a (free) Zoom account to be able to participate.

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The aim of this webinar is to provide you with a basic introduction to Makaton safeguarding vocabulary.

It provides signs and symbols for a range of vocabulary covering a number of topics:
  • People: family, relationships and people around us
  • Body parts and clothes
  • Places
  • Feelings: feelings, thoughts and behaviours (including bullying and abuse)
  • Sexual behaviour
  • If you apply what you have learnt on this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain Makaton approaches to Safeguarding and describe how they link with existing safeguarding practices in the setting;
  • Evaluate individual Makaton user’s language and vocabulary needs;
  • Demonstrate key word signs and symbols;
  • Describe strategies or methods appropriate to use with a Makaton user to help them understand and use vocabulary or concepts.
  • You will need to have completed Makaton Level 1 (the first part of Makaton Foundation) before attending this event.

    It is recommended that you have basic experience of using Makaton and an understanding of early communication.
    Communication and Writing Skills / Disability / Early Years
    Early Years
    target audience
    Sheila Inwards
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Monday 8 March 202110:00 - 12:30Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Monday 8 March 2021

    10:00 - 12:30

    Online Learning


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