Makaton is a unique language programme using a systematic multi-modal approach of speech, signs and symbols to teach communication, language and literacy skills to people with communication and learning difficulties. Makaton is always used together with normal grammatical speech and is a source of highly functional vocabulary for people with communication needs and their interactive partners.
Makaton regularly offers hands-on training sessions across South Africa
TEACCH Autism Program
TEACCH Autism Program (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped CHildren) is an evidence-based service, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism spectrum disorder.
The TEACCH Autism Program has several key components including
an understanding of the culture of autism - the characteristic patterns of thinking and behaviour seen in individuals on the autism spectrum.
the development of an individualised person (and family)-centred plan for each client.
the use of structured teaching (which consists of four elements: physical structure; visual schedules; work systems; and task organisation).
the use of a wide range of cognitive, developmental, educational and behavioural strategies.
co-operation between therapists and parents
TEACCH offers a variety of training and consultation to professionals who work with individuals with ASD.