Makaton is designed to support spoken language - signs, symbols and speech are used to help children and adults to communicate.

Signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. Using signs can help children who have no speech or whose speech is unclear.

Symbols can be used to support communication in many different ways. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to, sign.


Here at Exmouth Childcare we are a Makaton Friendly setting and we use Makaton on a regular basis. 


Makaton is the sign and symbol language used in the CBeebies show,Something Special.