Nicola Pike Regional Makaton Tutor. Elklan 'Let's Talk' Tutor
I've been using Makaton for 31 years, when I learned it as a student. It had an enormous impact on me and I've been able to use it in my work with disabled children and adults in social care settings since 1986. It really is the most powerful communication tool that one can learn.
Our whole family use Makaton. My son is dependant on it and so we want the world to understand signs and symbols so that he can fully participate in a society without barriers. Becoming a Makaton tutor has helped make the world slightly more accessible for my most beautiful boy!
My particular interest is translating songs into sign, combining music with Makaton is a fantastic way to engage both Makaton users and their interactive partners, I love it!
The Makaton Charity collaborates with Elklan to train Makaton tutors to deliver 'Let's Talk with Special Children' training. Details of forthcoming courses will be posted on our Training page.