Makaton Resources

This page is dedicated to the Makaton resources that IT Matters have  supported to ensure essential communication  resources are available to everyone.

NEW Going to Hospital Book

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This amazing resource is now freely available – pdf download here or scan QR code below to download directly to your device.

The books main aim is to support children and young people with a learning disability or autism when planning hospital visits.

This has been a huge success and won the Patient Safety Learning Disability Initiative of the Year Award 2021

Healthcare cards

To support the book there is a free Makaton Going to Hospital – Healthcare Cards. You can access these at Once logged in you can go to:


To use this you print on both sides so that the cards have symbol and front and sign of the back and can be used as communication aids

The Healthcare Prompt cards

Healthcare Prompt cards Launched in #LDWeek2018 were winners of the Student Nursing Times Award. This resource was the innovative idea of Eve, Emily and Alice – Student Learning Disability Nurses from Edge Hill University. And were inspired by our very own Alice Glennon!

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Alice, Alice, Eve & Emily

To watch a video of Alice demonstrating using these cards click here . The cards can be freely downloaded from the Makaton website,

The Learning Disability Pledge


During #LDWeek19 we launched the Learning Disability (LD) Pledge for all Healthcare workers to make in supporting patients with Learning Disabilities

You can watch a signed video of the pledge which includes many supporters including Dr Ranj here

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Finally – This pdf download is in support of the Kate Granger Campaign and teaches you how to say hello and what your name is #Hellomynameis  

If you have any ideas for new resources to support communication please contact