Makaton signing tool

On Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Vale School  piloted a new technology that encourages the development of Makaton signs through interaction with a super hero called Boris. Our students used their knowledge of Makaton signing to give instructions to Boris, such as 'go to the toilet,' 'have a drink' or 'go to bed.' Below you can see one of our students using Makaton to show Boris what to do next.

Communication is embedded in the curriculum at Vale school and this type of equipment is just another way in which we can promote communication for children with a variety of special needs. We spoke at length to those who created the technology and shared our ideas about how they could go on to improve the software even more. They said,

"The students really enjoyed working with Boris and their signing and use of Makaton was very good."