Category: Speech Language & Communication


Portage

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. We were put in touch with our local Portage service within a few weeks of our son’s birth – and we will be forever grateful for that!

Origins

The first such scheme was developed in Portage, Wisconsin, USA in the early 1970′s [...]

Makaton

Makaton is a unique language programme offering a structured, multi-modal approach, using signs and symbols, for the teaching of communication, language and literacy skills for people with communication and learning difficulties.

We started signing, using the Makaton system, when our son was just a few months old. It was amazing how quickly he was able to start [...]

Learn Makaton

Learn Makaton is a great little website that teaches you how to do simple Makaton (through video clips) with sections such as: Who speaks my language?, My first words, Questions and Answers, Numbers and more. It also teaches Makaton in different languages.

We used (and still use) the Makaton system with our son and thus know the value of [...]