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
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
To support the book there is a free Makaton Going to Hospital – Healthcare Cards. You can access these at www.makaton.org Once logged in you can go to:
LIBRARY -FREE RESOURCES – HEALTH
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!
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
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 Amanda@itmatterscic.co.uk