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17th December 2019

 Dear Parents/Carers,

 Re: Makaton Signing training for families

 The Speech and Language Therapy Service are pleased to be running some Makaton training for families in March, and I thought you might be interested.  This is being hosted by the Parent Carer Forum, but is also open to families who aren't members. 

We will be running the accredited Stages 1&2 training (previously the 'foundation' training).  This will be run over three sessions (4th, 13th and 20th March) from 10 - 2pm. 

 As this is official training, the Makaton charity insists that parents/carers must buy the books and certificates.  This will then mean, however, that you would able to progress onto further training if you wish. 

 You can apply on-line via the link below:

 The total cost for the three sessions is £32.50 per person.  We are keen that this does not exclude any families, and the Parent Carer Forum have kindly said they may be able to subsidise families on benefits.  Please contact the Parent Carer Forum if you want to find out more about this.   All family members are welcome (grandparents, grown-up siblings etc)

 The Parent Carer Forum are trying to encourage more parents to join their organisation.  They are a great source of information, as well as a supportive community.  They host lots of workshops and free events.  Their newsletters are a great way to keep up with what is happening for children with SEND across the city, from a parent/carer perspective.

 Kind regards,

 Alice Woods

Speech and Language Therapist


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