Key Word Sign is used in many countries around the world and is referred to by different names. For example, in the UK, it is known as Makaton, in Ireland it is called Lámh. In each country, KWS uses signs from the local sign language.
When using KWS, the key words or most important concepts in the sentence are signed. The use of natural gesture (eg. pointing), facial expression and body language are also important parts of using Key Word Sign. Watch the video to see KWS in action and read more about the differences between KWS and Auslan here.