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Also a private company who maybe able to assist is Talking tots based in Bromley:
http://www.talkingtots.info/bromley/
Not sure of the costs so may be out of budget but possibly worth a call.
They work with both you and the child
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(03-19-2010, 09:02 PM)eagleh00 Wrote: acording to my daughters statment there starting her with makatron sign language any one know if its any good and how i go about learning it to help her at home??

I took BSL level 1 and the on the course was a Teaching assistant who assisted a child who communicated via Makaton, from what i rememeber it is sign as you speak, where British Sign is totally different, im sure there are lots of online sites but i found this one, google signedlanguage.co.uk/makaton

you can find lots of signs you can learn without spending money,

I found bsl was great for my son who has Aspergers especially when he is angry as it means he has to use his hands and slow down you could try applying for a grant to cover any costs or asking LEA to fund it as they do cater for needs out side school,
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A good resource for BSL is http://www.britishsignlanguage.com/

With actual videos as well of the sign so if British Sign Language was an option then this site may help.

The advantage of Makaton over British Sign Language is that it is much easier to learn from a parents point of view and has also been proven that it is easier to learn for Children Smile
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hiya there should be alot around for makaton my friend bought me a video a few years ago of nursery rhymes with dave benson phillips in makaton, try googling makaton, take care
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The Dave Benson video can be found on amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Makaton-Nursery-Rhymes-Benson-Phillips/dp/B00005KCEV

I remember there were rumours of Dave Benson dying a while back dont know if people remember that?
Apparently it lost him alot of work.

Maybe explains why he is now a part time removal man
http://www.davebensonphillips.co.uk/ Look on the big red mover page
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