Non-native Mommy: MAKATON - sign language

Makaton: This uses signs, symbols and speech to communicate with people who cannot communicate effectively. It is important because it has proven effective and can connect people who may not have had a chance before.

Simple, Everyday Strategies to Support Children who have Autism..Although autism and its related conditions can be very complex to work with and can vary greatly between children it is often the case that simple and straight forward approaches and strategies can be the most effective in producing positive results. The following are some strategies that are easy to implement in a classroom, home or other environment where children with autism may be present.

Simple Strategies That Can Help Support Children Who Have Autism

Some core vocabulary Makaton signs

SEN schools use Makaton sign and it can be really useful to know and use some of these signs in your teaching- supported with saying the word verbally too.

Makaton Christmas words!

Makaton signs for Christmas - one for every day of advent. Share with the whole school in assemblies.

Makaton - If You're Happy and You Know It Song

MAKATON - If you're happy and you know it. This is a fun nursery rhyme that encourages good cheer and physical activity.

Key word labels for the story 'A Squash and a Squeeze' by Julia Donaldson. With Makaton signing actions

Key word labels for the story 'A Squash and a Squeeze' by Julia Donaldson. With Makaton signing actions - love this idea for big book focus each week

Foundation Stage Signing songs with Makaton. What's your favourite colour? Great fun for all kids!

The Creative SENterprise Project: Makaton

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