The Symbols Book provides a symbol match to the 1998 version of the Makaton Core Vocabulary. Makaton Symbols are designed to be:
- As pictographic as possible in order to convey the meaning of the concept that the symbol represents.
- Uncomplicated, so they can be drawn by hand and used in a functional manner similar to handwriting.
- A reflection of language themes, to support and encourage the development of language structure.
At Makaton Symbol Workshops, specific teaching methods are introduced to ensure successful implementation of the Makaton Language Programme