hi, i hope you dont mind me asking

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  1. MissPiggy

    MissPiggy Kayson and Bumpy-Sweep

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    im looking into becoming a makaton sign tutor (with British Sign Language for older children) and i was wondering whether doing the Open university Course on 'Understanding the Autism Spectrum' would
    A: be helpful for me to understand and
    B: Encourage people to come

    I was hoping for it to eventually turn into somewhere where mummies could gather and just have fun with signing and songs...

    I hope i havent caused any offence to anyone by asking, and any input would be really helpful for me, because i also need to show a need/want for it =) thankyou x
     
  2. Floridasun

    Floridasun Member

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    my son is in mainstream school but in a speech and language unit. They use Makaton in his class. The children find it very helpful. I know i little about how it works but not nearly enough to use it at home. So i think it would be helpful to parents
     
  3. MissPiggy

    MissPiggy Kayson and Bumpy-Sweep

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    thankyou hun, that is very hepful :thumbup: its something ive been looking into for a while =) xxx
     
  4. dizzybella

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    wish ya cud come teach it over here (NI) lol! Took me 8 months to get a class to teach me it. We're in dire need of them over here from what i can gather. I got info about how to train up to become a local tutor or regional tutor at the lessons i went to but its just not an option for me with new baby due soon. Good luck- hope ya get all the info ya need xxx
     
  5. MissPiggy

    MissPiggy Kayson and Bumpy-Sweep

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    They area very scarce bunch...people dont seem interested...which is why im grateful for people like Justin Fletcher it gets the word out =)

    Thankyou, if i ever come to NI i'll look you up =) xxx
     
  6. Loui1001

    Loui1001 Well-Known Member

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    I've been Makaton trained since university (10+yrs) and use it daily at work with children with moderate/severe learning disability - I couldn't praise it enough. While the formal workshops are great there's also a real need for informal parent training that's accessible and practical and can be carried through at home on a day to day basis - go for it!!!!!

    good luck xx
     
  7. JaniceT

    JaniceT Mum to a gorgeous boy.

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    Hi, hope you don't mind me asking but why is makaton? Would love to find out more. Thanks.
     
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    Loui1001 Well-Known Member

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    It's a sign language system based on natural gesture, loads of info on https://www.makaton.org

    HTH xx
     
  9. vicki.mummy

    vicki.mummy Foster Mummy to 2 boys!!!

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    we use makaton alot with Robbie (who is being tested atm) - i think that OU course will help anyway regardless of the makaton. It sounds like a good class to do - and makaton is great.
     
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    lolala Well-Known Member

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    BSL and Makaton are two different languages. Makaton is used for non verbal children such as autism and BSL is for the deaf. I would recommend not mixing the two as they would be conflicting (I am Makaton trained and also a BSL interpreter)

    Lola xx
     

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