Licensed Makaton Tutor
Currently I am a Senior Social Worker working in the UK.
I also write articles about communication systems and social work issues for a number of publications.
I began training in Makaton in 1995 as a means of acquiring skills that would complement my social work. I could see immediately that because the language is so easy to grasp it could quickly and effectively enhance a person’s ability to communicate with learning disabled people.
I fully qualified as a regional tutor 1996 and in the same year set up SignSimply. Out of all the many communication systems that currently exist; I believe that Makaton is probably the most accessible form of communication for people with special needs and the people who interact with them. Since 1996, I have trained in excess of 3000 participants.
The trainer was very, very knowledgeable and really knew his stuff. The training was excellent, well structured and well timed….”
Hammersmith & Fulham Mencap
Thank you so much for your help. The sessions were so helpful. Very interesting course. The trainer made it a very interesting course.
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Thank you so much. What an amazing experience. Our team now feel confident in implementing Makaton in our school.
St James Primary School, Surrey
Constant reinforcement and great pace, opportunities to make mistakes and ask questions…”