John Jamieson School

John Jamieson is an open and welcoming, generic, all age Special School and National Teaching School which caters for pupils with a learning difficulty

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Beginners (Parent) Makaton Workshops25 Jun 2018Beginners (Parent) Makaton WorkshopsWe have just been able to deliver our first Beginners (Parent) Makaton course and would like to congratulate all the parents who completed it last week.  Well done! 


The parents who attended gave the following feedback:
 
  • more confidence to support my child's needs and development
  • lots of ideas
  • excellent opportunity to meet other parents
  • lots of fun
  • opened a new world for my daughter and I and the relationship we have
  • the course has made me more aware of how I can adapt my communication including volume, pitch and tone
  • definitely would recommend to other parents
  • don't be scared to try it
  • I want to come again to learn more signs

The course was attended by Parents from our Primary, High School and Post 16 phases. The post 16 students prepared the lunches each day and even came to help the parents practice their signing skills. If you are interested in future Makaton taster sessions and courses please keep an eye on our news.  You can also register your interest by emailing Ellie Colman, our Lead Speech and Language therapist at: ellie.colman@eastsilc.org


For more information about Makaton signing and to see the resources available please visit:

https://www.makaton.org
 

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