Ballymena man praised by national sign language charity for 26 years of service – Ballymena Guardian.
Makaton was such a powerful communication tool for the professionals and residents who could sign. Its use was invaluable as part of the investigation to bring charges against the abusers (Longcare Scandal, Buckinghamshire). I then went on to qualify in 1996 under Margaret Walker MBE (founder of Makaton), and Jean Parratt senior adviser.
Since qualifying in 1996, I have gone on to teach more than 3,000 participants.