Time to Talk
Implementing outstanding practice in speech, language and communication
By Jean Gross
Routledge – 2013 – 168 pages
Series: David Fulton / Nasen
Time to Talk provides a powerful and accessible resource for practitioners to help develop their own skills, as well as supporting a whole-school or setting approach to speaking and listening. Written by the government’s former Communication Champion for children, it showcases and celebrates effective approaches in schools and settings across the country. Jean Gross helpfully summarises research on what helps children and young people develop good language and communication skills, and highlights the importance of key factors: a place to talk, a reason to talk and support for talk.
This practical and engaging book also provides:
This book is for all school leaders, teachers and Early Years practitioners concerned about the growing number of children and young people with limited language and communication skills.
Preface 1. Speech, language and communication – a growing issue 2. What do we know about how to support language development? 3. Stories from schools 4. A place to talk 5. A reason to talk 6. Teaching Talk 7. Support for Talk 8. Working with parents 9. Supporting children with more severe needs
Jean Gross CBE has recently been England’s Communication Champion for children, responsible for promoting the importance of good language skills for all children and young people, and improving services for those needing help in learning to communicate. She is the author of numerous articles and best-selling books on children’s issues, including Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs (2nd edition, David Fulton).