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The Makaton Charity

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The Makaton Charity develops Makaton, the UK's leading language programme. Their vision is a world with no communication barriers to inclusion or achievement. Their activities include:

  • Providing high-quality training to families, carers, and professionals.
  • Developing and producing printed and electronic resources.
  • Providing expert guidance, advice, and support for families and professionals.
  • Influencing society and empowering people to break down barriers to communication.

The Makaton Charity has successfully acquired the intellectual property rights of Special iApps, a renowned creator of award-winning educational apps. These apps are specially designed to provide support to children with special educational needs, fostering language and communication development.

With Special iApps, users can effortlessly create personalised learning resources in minutes, making it easier for children to access the educational tools they need.


The Makaton Charity is a registered charity (no. 1119819).

National Organisation
Additional languages
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Speech, Language, and Communication Needs (SLCN)
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support


Suite 3, Unit 4.3, Frimley 4 Business Park
GU16 7SG
United Kingdom


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Last updated 23 April 2024