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Improving our Communication!

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As a team we are so aware of the importance of being able to effectively communicate with all our clients, young and old. We also want them to be able to communicate with us, we need to know how they are feeling if we are going to work as a team to achieve their goals. After all being able to communicate really is one of the most important skills in life.

Not all our clients can communicate verbally and working within special schools we have all had a taste of the amazing method of communication that is Makaton.  Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs AND speech together to help people communicate. By using signs and symbols it provides extra clues about what we are saying making it the perfect fit for many of our clients.

In this video by CBeebies, parents of children who use Makaton explain a little more, thanks to the  Makaton charity  and Makaton Tutor Kate Duggan for also expalining how Makaton is beneficial for all ages and abilities.

Recently the whole team at Positive Steps completed the Level 1 Makaton training run by the marvellous Naomi Owen of HeyJude Makaton. We are now eagerly awaiting our Level 2 training which will help us, help our amazing clients even more!

We are always keen to learn and develop and have some more exciting opportunities planned for Positive Steps in the coming months....so keep a look out!

As always if you know someone that we could help them tell them all about us and pass on our details. The initial telephone consultation is FREE, call 07801238819 and find out how we could help you.

Although Physio is very tiring I do feel a lot better afterwards and it helps to have a Physio that I can have a laugh with and that I can talk to. I feel it is very beneficial.

From A.D

Lorna makes the hard work of Physio fun. She has children of her own and relates well to my 7 year old boy. He has made good progress since she started working with him.

From R.G

Thank you Lorna, I cannot recommend Positive Steps Physiotherapy highly enough to support anyone needing specialist physiotherapy help.

From R.C

Lorna has been my son's Physio for over 3 years. He has a complex medical history and I can not underestimate the impact that Lorna has had on his life and ours as a family.

From V.F

Lorna has been my Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist for a few years now. Her cheerful encouragement plus broad knowledge and experience helps me to make, 'positive steps,' on my own every day.

From R.C

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Positive Steps Physiotherapy offers an initial free telephone consultation where we will find out more about you and get you started on your rehabilitation journey with us.


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Lorna Saunders Bsc. Hons, MCSP, MHCPC - Specialist Neurological & Paediatric Physiotherapist