The School of Sign is Recruiting NOW!
At the School of sign Language, we strongly believe that native Deaf BSL Tutors deliver our training! We are currently looking for BSL and Deaf Awareness Training Tutors. We are especially keen to have a bank of tutors that are able to deliver in the Midlands, London and Somerset area. If you are interested please e-mail your name, location and any details of previous BSL and/or Deaf Awareness Training courses you have delivered to; [email protected] or apply on Facebook
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What’s the difference between BSL and Makaton?
Makaton is designed to be used to support spoken language, for people with learning or communication difficulties. Makaton is often used alongside speech to help aid children and adults with communication. It is common for people to eventually stop using signs as their speech develops.
British Sign Language (BSL) is a language with its own structure and grammar and uses hand signs, body language, facial expression and lip patterns. It is the language used by the deaf community in the UK and, as with any spoken language, is constantly evolving.
The signs used in Makaton are taken from Sign Language and, as Sign Language differs from country to country, so does Makaton. However, unlike Sign Language which has regional variations and dialects, the signs for Makaton will be the same throughout the country.