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Makaton Taster Workshop – run by Folk Arts Oxford
January 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Do you know a child who has trouble communicating? Maybe they have a diagnosed disorder such as Downs Syndrome, or maybe their speech is just a bit unclear or delayed? Do you find yourself wishing you could help them to communicate?!
Makaton is a communication system using signs, symbols, and speech, and has a long history of helping children and adults with a variety of communication difficulties to interact with those around them.
This course lets you dip your toe in to the Makaton world, learning around 35 signs and symbols from the Makaton Core Vocabulary. It’s very practical, so you’ll get lots of opportunities to have a go at signing as well as learning about Makaton itself.
We are limiting numbers on these courses to a maximum of SIX people – this means that our tutor is able to spend more time with each participant, making sure they feel confident with the signing.
This course is 2.5 hours, completed in one session.
Tues 7th November — 2-4.30pm. Cost: £60
Thurs 23rd November — 10am-12.30pm. Cost: £60
Weds 13th December — 2-4.30pm. Cost: £60
(We’ll do some Christmassy signs in this one!)
Thurs 18th January — 10am-12.30pm. Cost £60
To book please go to http://fao.yapsody.com
Why is a folk music organisation teaching Makaton?!
Folk Arts Oxford believe the arts should be accessible for everyone, and are very proud to host the first Makaton-friendly festival in the UK. We are holding these workshops as part of our commitment to improving access to our events for people with disabilities.