Makaton Silver Award

🌟📣 We are delighted to announce that ELM Music Therapy have been awarded the Silver Makaton Friendly Award! 📣🌟

The Makaton Charity are passionate about communication and firmly believe that all children and adults with learning or communication difficulty should enjoy equal access to services and facilities and so do we!

At ELM Emmeline and Nadine aim to use Makaton within all of their sessions, where appropriate, to allow everyone the opportunity to communicate in their preferred means and reach their communication potential. Emmeline is a qualified Makaton tutor and Nadine has completed all of her Makaton training.

We run a number of Makaton Choirs, Sing and Sign groups and Emmeline has been giving visiting lectures on the Music Therapy Masters course at Queen Margaret University about including Makaton within music therapy sessions.

We also have a number of Makaton superstars who attend our groups and we can’t not mention Will Cozens whose Makaton signing videos we share regularly and who has been an inspiration to many! 🌟

We are currently the only facility or service provider within Aberdeen City to hold a Makaton Friendly status and we are keen to support the organisations we work alongside to also achieve their Makaton friendly status! We would like to say a big thank you to Catriona Chisholm from Aberdeenshire Makaton Training and Tips for helping and supporting Emmeline through all her training and also to Hannah the Highland Makaton Tutor for supporting Nadine through all of her training and also supporting us in our application! Thank you!

We can’t wait to make more music with Makaton with you all soon! 👍🏻🎶