Things my son does with Makaton

1  He sleep signs instead of talking

2 He makes mistakes with signing that are similar to when toddlers get words wrong.  So his sign for ‘pepper’ is the sign for ‘paper’ because they sound the same.

3 His sign for Sobell Centre is Bell House

4 His most used sign is Mummy

5 Closely followed by What? Closely followed by Food

6 My favourite sign is double-decker bus

7 Closely followed by Mmmm Yummy

8 He wakes me in the middle of the night to ‘talk’ to me – but gets upset when I don’t answer because I can’t see him signing

9 His signs are dramatic and fully expressive and often feature the full force of his personality


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