Makaton Monday ~ Where

Following on from the success of Makaton Monday last week with Why, I thought I would share another similar sign this week. ‘Where’.

This sign for us was another sign that we needed to know from very early on. For Bruiser although we have used it with him and he clearly understood it very well, it’s quite a new sign for him to actually use.

It is though, the first sign that Bruiser has started using with ‘directionality’. Previously Bruisers signing has always been in front on him which is fine for him and the level he is at but, just recently I thinks he started noticing how I sign with him more and more and he has started using signs in the same way. This is a big step for Bruiser! Its clear now that he is understanding more and more about Makaton as a language and the importance of hand placement and directionality and not just as tool to get his needs met. Together with his emerging vocabulary which is now becoming quite vast (although not very clear) his communication in general is taking off at a phenomenal rate and he is becoming more and more confident using his signing and talking!

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WHERE

WHERE

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Bruiser signing 'Where' (using directionallity)

Bruiser signing ‘Where’ (using directionallity)

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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.

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MAKATON MONDAY

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