Tuesday 12th January 2016
Monday afternoons normally find me in the Imperial War Museum’s Ground Floor Section, where I help with Visitor Enquiries and the Your History Family History section
This Monday was a little bit different, as I joined a group of Volunteers in a session in one of our Learning Rooms where we learned about the Language programme, Makaton
Makaton helps those with learning or communication difficulties get what they want to say across using a mix of Signs, Symbols and Speech. It helps develop their communication and literacy skills
We learned some basic concepts in using the Makaton System. Our Tutor kept to the topic of how we would use Makaton within the Museum, and by the end of the session we had learned 30 concepts to do with the museum.
Hardest part of the session ? trying to describe something without talking!