Makaton is designed to be used to support spoken language, for people with learning or communication difficulties. Makaton is often used along side speech to help aid children and adults with communication. It is common for people to eventually stop using signs as their speech develops. Wherever Makaton is used in the world, the signs from the sign language of that countryare used. LITS’s sign advisors select signs that look like a word and are easyto make. Once a sign is selected to be used with Makaton this becomes thesign that is used across the whole country. This means that if a Makaton user needs to move to another school or town, the signs used there will be the same as they use in their current location.