We write to inform you that our planned workshop for basic Makaton signing will take place on Tuesday 30th of January, 2018 from 10.00a.m. until 12 noon. This workshop will be delivered by Jo Ford, speech and language assistant.
We use Makaton throughout the school not only to communicate with children who have hearing impairment but also to reinforce spoken language in general. We mainly sign at a one or two word level using only key words e.g. thank you, sit, stand, lunch, bus etc. helping the individual to focus, absorb information being given and comments being made.
If you feel this approach would be helpful to you and your child please come along on the day . It would be useful if you could come armed with a list of basic signs which you would like to learn.
In addition, please note that our Communication Hub will be open on Tuesdays 16th and 23rd of January between 10.00a.m. and 12 noon for parents to come along for help and advice with making up visuals for use in the home setting. Please phone or text the school to let us know if you will be attending either of these dates.
Susan & Anne.