I’ve changed this from learning BSL for a few reasons – I went to some basics lessons, but turns out it’s gonna be pretty hard to learn! Some signs differ from county to county, like different dialects, so it’d be pretty hard.
Makaton is consistent throughout. It’s basic grammar – pretty much the same as english but you only use the main words. Some people with learning disabilities or very little verbal communication use it so it would be really useful to at least know some!!
The other brilliant thing is that whenever some one wants a new sign for something, they create a new one and send it out to everyone so it’s a constantly growing language! Amazing!
:) My new goal. 16 months ago