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Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. Signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.

Makaton is extremely flexible as it can be personalised to an individual's needs and used at a level suitable for them. It can be used to:

share thoughts, choices and emotions

label real objects, pictures, photos and places

take part in games and songs

listen to, read and tell stories

create recipes, menus and shopping lists

write letters and messages

help people find their way around public buildings