Definition of Makaton in English:

Makaton

(also makaton, Maketon)

noun

  • A trademark for: a language programme integrating speech, manual signs, and graphic symbols, developed to help people for whom communication is very difficult, especially those with learning disabilities.

Origin

1970s. From the names of Ma rgaret Walker, deviser of the system, and of Ka thy Johnston and Ton y Cornforth, who provided Walker with information.

Pronunciation

Makaton

/ˈmakətɒn/