Makaton Training – Essex

Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people of all ages and abilities to communicate.

Makaton helps understanding, improves relationships, takes away frustrations and develops literacy and numeracy skills.

It can support different people with different learning difficulties, including:

  • profound, severe, moderate or mild learning difficulties
  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • physical impairment
  • sensory impairment
  • specific language disorders

It also helps people who have English as an additional language (EAL) to communicate.

There are different types of Makaton training:


Who the service provides for

Training courses are for anyone wanting to learn Makaton, including parents, carers or other family members.

Professionals working with children or adults who have communication difficulties or English as an additional language (EAL) can also attend the training workshops.


Hours of operation

Courses run throughout the year. The dates and times are flexible.


How the service is accessed

Contact Maxine using the email below to find out about Makaton courses in your area. You can also message Maxine on Facebook.


Operational locations

  • Essex