Who is Makaton for?

Although Makaton is particularly useful for children and adults with additional support needs and communication difficulties, it is also used by other groups.


Many mainstream schools and nurseries have seen the benefits of using Makaton to support all children to develop communication, language and literacy skills.  It also supports integration, as children with and without language difficulties can communicate with each other, learn and play together more easily.


People whose first language is not English, those who have lost speech because of an injury or illness and those with memory problems may also benefit from using Makaton.