A method of communication using non-verbal signing. The method stresses that the person must verbalise (if possible) together with signing.
This is an augmentative communication system which involves oral and sign language. It was originally based upon British Sign Language and has been widely introduced into facilities catering for people with severe forms of intellectual disability. minimal pairs Pairs of words which differ in only one sound eg., bin/pin; cut/cup; sin/sun
A form of manual signing
Makaton (trademark) is a system of communication that uses a vocabulary of "key word" manual signs and gestures to support speech, as well as graphic symbols to support the written word. It is used by and with people who have communication, language or learning difficulties. This includes people with articulation problems (for example, people with cerebral palsy), people with cognitive impairments which might be associated with conditions such as autism or Down syndrome, and their families, colleagues and carers.