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Saturday, 28 October, 2023

Makaton master with Down’s syndrome lands dream job — BBC News NI

A woman with Down’s syndrome who teaches Makaton has said it feels amazing to go back to her old school as a teacher.

Eve McIvor, 24, teaches Year 8 pupils at St Mary’s in Londonderry.

Makaton is a language programme that uses symbols, signs, and speech to enable people to communicate.

“I always wanted to be a teacher. It’s a big job for me, I’m loving it,” Eve told BBC Radio Foyle.

She’s back at her old school once a week to share her Makaton expertise.

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