Talk4Meaning is a training and advisory service, run by Michael Jones. Michael has a background in Speech and Language Therapy and teaching. He has taught in nursery, primary, middle and special schools, and headed the Traveller Education Support Service in Luton. For three years Michael led the Every Child a Talker (ECaT) project in Luton, Bedford and Thurrock.
Michael specializes in helping Early Years settings, schools and parents to develop all children’s communication. Take a look through the site and find out what Michael can offer you: whether you are from a setting, school, or support organisation.
Michael is a regular contributor to magazines such as Nursery World and Early Years Educator. His award-winning books, Let’s Get Talking! and Supporting Quiet Children are both available from Lawrence Education/Yellow Door. Let’s Talk About Maths will be published in January 2014.
Michael has developed a series of training sessions on language and learning that can be tailor-made to meet the needs of your organisation. He will travel anywhere!
Training includes whole-day courses, practical ‘on the job’ training with children in your setting, activities with parents, keynote speeches and workshops for conferences. Please browse through the photo slideshow and visit the training section for ideas.
Michael is currently offering training sessions on
- Supporting quiet children in early years and primary schools
- Mark making and language development in early years
- Bringing storytime to life in early years
- Practical activities to develop children’s language in early years
- Playing and talking outdoors (a practical day based in your setting)
- Finding time to talk in busy settings