Learn what early learning development domains the online screener taps and how it measures a child's strengths and areas of need.
Once the screener is purchased, an email is sent from Well Screening (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Screening Code(s). The characters, Trip and Click, instruct and guide the child through the entire screening.
The child takes the screener using a computer or tablet connected to the Internet. The adult helper connects to a simple online Scoring Form using a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Some subtests are scored automatically. Others require the helper to check a box next to every answer the child says correctly. The Scoring Form shows you exactly what the child must say. After taking the screener and submitting the Scoring Form, the results appear instantly detailing the child's Learning Profile along with links to Next Steps: games, learning materials, and professionals.
The characters in the animation administer the items on the screener for consistency and uniformity. An adult is present to monitor the process and score the child’s responses.
The Well Screening is a proactive online screener that measures and monitors growth in speech, language, and learning skills. Areas of screening include:
Understanding and processing language when listening and reading
Retrieving and formulating language when speaking and writing
Using verbal and nonverbal communication in various social contexts
Learning letter names and their sounds, rhyming, and sound play
Blending sounds into words (decoding) with fluency and comprehension
Maintaining focus and regulating behavior to learn and store information
Counting, grouping objects, and calculating simple math facts and operations
Speech Sound Production
Producing speech sounds that are appropriate for age and dialect
On average, it takes about 20 minutes to complete the screening. The child may need more or less time depending on his/her capabilities. Let the child determine the pace of the assessment.
The child’s performance is compared to normative research and grade norms and placed into one of three categories: A Strength to Celebrate, On Track, or a Weakness to Bolster. A Weakness to Bolster may simply indicate that more exposure to a skill area(s) is needed. If the child performs below expectations on three or more subtests of the Well Screening, enrichment in these areas should be initiated and further testing should be considered if there are concerns.