Makaton Monday ~ To Finish

A milestone for Bruiser on Makaton Monday this week. Bruiser cleared his plate one evening this weekend having eaten all of his dinner!! We’d been out for the afternoon and on returning home he told us he was hungry. With no time to cook him anything before the moment passed, we nipped out for a chippy. He eagerly tucked into sausage and chips and ate every bite. He even complained that there was no peas, now thats another first!! 😀

Proudly showing off his empty plate

Proudly showing off his empty plate before signing that he was ‘Finished’

The sign ‘To Finish’ was a major sign for us and Bruiser. Not been able to communicate such a simple word made for a lot of frustration for us all. We were initially shown an alternative sign for ‘Finish’ which we used for wrapping up an activity to signal tidying up time. However Bruiser confused this a lot with the sign for play. Thank you to my Makaton tutor (Bruisers inclusion worker) for helping clear up the confusion by showing us this sign for ‘Finish’ which Bruiser has taken to using really well especially at meal times. We have even adapted how we end activities so we could incorporate this sign as opposed to the alternative again making things less confusing for him.





Bruiser signing that he had ‘Finished’


Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of the © The Makaton Charity 2012

For any help or advice in respect of Makaton, please contact the Makaton Charity directly.



Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I read & respond to them all... eventually.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s