WellComm is fantastic in making sure no child’s needs are missed. The activities are so directed to their age group that we often find children completely engaged, even those who have been a little reticent in class.
Beccie Hawes, Rushall’s Inclusion Advisory support team

WellComm Quick Reference Guide

  • Age Range: 6 months-6 years
  • Suitable for: Early Years Practitioners, SENCOs, Teaching Assistants, Nursery Workers and Speech and Language Therapists
  • Test duration: 10-15 minutes
  • Test format: Paper

WellComm

WellComm: A Speech and Language Toolkit for Screening and Intervention in the Early Years: Revised Edition plays a crucial role in identifying children with potential language difficulties and offers a range of customised intervention activities to help support their language development.

Easy to administer and score, the screening tool uses a unique traffic light system to help practitioners understand the child’s current level of speech and language and to provide a pathway for action, ensuring every child gets the support they need.

Consider referral to a specialist service for further advice/assessment

Extra support and intervention required

No intervention currently required

 

Over 150 photocopiable intervention activities are available, all designed to be fun, friendly and engaging to help improve language skills, whatever the age or ability of the child. These, as well as the Supporting Language at Home CD can also be shared with parents to increase parental engagement.

 

Why use WellComm?

  • Identify children in need of referral or support
  • Provide tailored intervention strategies for all children
  • Assess children’s communication skills on entry to nursery and school
  • Measure progress throughout

 

With 1 in 10 children under 5 years of age experiencing some degree of difficulty in learning language and communication skills, early identification is crucial. To help achieve this, WellComm Toolkit's clear and easy-to-use record forms enable the screening process to be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Assessment at Key Stage 3: From levels to validity

"The assessment framework should be built into the school curriculum, so that schools can check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage, and so that they can report regularly to parents."

Reading: Taking a rigorous approach to baselining and intervention

“Without a doubt, the elephant in the room is comprehension. If a child can decode to an extent, that develops confidence – but this confidence is easily shattered quite quickly when they enter secondary school.”