Dr Paul Holland

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Makaton Workshops

Rates and Services - Makaton Workshops

The following Makaton® workshops are provided by Dr Holland:


1. Beginner's Workshop


The Beginner's Workshop provides accredited training over 2 days (or 4 X 2 hour 45 min sessions) for parents and carers who need to use Makaton within the home or work setting. In addition the Beginner's Workshop is the first step in becoming a Local Tutor with The Makaton Charity. 


For more information about becoming a Local Tutor please visit http://www.makaton.org/ or call The Makaton Charity on 01276 606 760.


Within the Beginner's Workshop participants will learn the Signs and Symbols from Stages 1-4 and Additional. In addition participants will be instructed as to the methods of introducing signs and symbols to those that require such input.


Cost: From £70 per person per day plus materials.


Materials - Beginner's Workshop manuals (which include the Signs and Symbols from Stages 1-4 and Additional as well as your Certificate) cost approximately £25 and will be ordered for you by your trainer.


***Those people interested in attending workshops who are unemployed, retired or disabled are automatically eligible to receive a reduced fee***



2. Follow-Up Workshop


The Follow-Up Workshop builds upon the Beginner's Workshop and provides parents and carers with the opportunity to fine-tune their sign and symbol usage as well as learning the Signs and Symbols from Stages 5-8. Like the Beginner's Workshop this training is also accredited and runs over a period of 2 days (or 4 X 2 hour 45 min sessions). 


The Follow-Up Workshop is also the second step in becoming a Local Tutor with The Makaton Charity.

In order to attend the Follow-Up workshop participants must have first attended the Beginner's Workshop.


Cost: From £80 per person per day plus materials.


Materials - Follow-Up Workshop manuals (including your Certificate) cost approximately £25 and will be ordered for you by your trainer.


***Those people interested in attending workshops who are unemployed, retired or disabled are automatically eligible to receive a reduced fee***



3. Foundation Workshop


The Foundation Workshop is designed for professionals who need to use Makaton within their  work or those that are seeking more in-depth Makaton training. The Foundation Workshop is held over 2 days (or 4 X 3 hour sessions). 


The Foundation Workshop is the first step in becoming a Regional Tutor with The Makaton Charity. For more information about how to become a Regional Tutor please visit http://www.makaton.org/ or call 01276 606 760.


The Foundation Workshop provides a detailed introduction to the Makaton Vocabulary combining a practical approach with theory and technical information. During practical sessions participants will be taught Signs and Symbols from Stage 1-4 and Additional. Within the theory sessions participants will be taught about the research behind sign use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton, and an overview of alternative systems of communication.


Cost: From £80 per person per day plus materials.


Required Materials - Foundation Workshop Manuals Set, Pocket Book of Signs 1 and Pocket Book of Symbols 1. The total approximate price for the materials (which includes your Certificate) is £33 and will be ordered for you by your tutor.


***Those people interested in attending workshops who are unemployed, retired or disabled are automatically eligible to receive a reduced fee***



4. Enhancement Workshop


The Enhancement Workshop builds upon the Foundation Workshop and is recommended for professionals who require a more detailed knowledge and skill and for those who wish to develop the communication skills of others. The Enhancement Workshop is held over 3 days (or 6 X 3 hour modules). 


The Enhancement Workshop is the second step in becoming a Regional Tutor with The Makaton Charity. For more information about how to become a Regional Tutor please visit http://www.makaton.org/ or call 01276 606 760.


The Enhancement Workshop concentrates on improving and developing participants' own signing skills and translation skills using signs and symbols. The signs and symbols from Stages 5-8 and Additional are taught in practical sessions while within the lecture sessions participants are provided with in-depth information regarding the particular needs of users, how to adapt communication to suit and how to identify and create opportunities through Makaton for the user to develop his or her communication skills and be better integrated into the community.


In order to attend the Enhancement Workshop participants must have first attended the Foundation Workshop.


Cost - From £100 per person per day plus materials.


Required Materials - Enhancement Workshop Materials Set, Pocket Book of Signs 2 and Pocket Book of Symbols 2. The total approximate price of the materials is £38 and will be ordered for you by your tutor.


***Those people interested in attending workshops who are unemployed, retired or disabled are automatically eligible to receive a reduced fee***



5. Signing for Babies


Predominantly for parents and those working with or caring for very young children, Signing for Babies is a fun and easy way to learn how to begin signing with your baby.


Signing while speaking has been shown to encourage the development of language and communication skills. It can help reduce frustrations and help you to understand more clearly your baby's needs and wants.

Signing for Babies is held over 6 sessions. During the sessions you and your baby will learn approximately 100 signs and symbols which are taught in a fun and enjoyable way via songs, stories and play activities. Participants receive a pocket book of the signs and symbols taught as well as additional concepts that may be useful.


Interested? Please e-mail Dr Holland at [email protected] or call him on 07710 621 852.


***Those people interested in attending workshops who are unemployed, retired or disabled are automatically eligible to receive a reduced fee***

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