If this is your first time conducting a Well Screening, please take a minute to review the instructions and video below.Instructions
The helper's job is to quietly sit beside the child, listen to Trip's directions, and record the child's responses using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.Scoring Form (On your screen)
The screening takes about 20 minutes to complete and is administered to the child using a desktop, laptop, or tablet.Begin Screening (On child's screen)
Maintaining focus and regulating behavior to learn and store information
Attention is the ability to stay focused and concentrate for learning in variety of situations.
Children with good attention skills:
Characteristics of attention limitations include the inability to stay focused, concentrate, sustain mental effort, block out distractions, multitask, and sit still. These children also tend to have weak executive functioning skills, which leads to problems in planning, organizing, managing time, thinking flexibly, and holding information long enough to complete a task.
An important part of the kindergarten curriculum is to teach children to pay attention and organize themselves. Children who have persistent attention and executive functioning difficulties may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are three common types of ADHD: Inattentive, Hyperactive/Impulsive, and Combined (a combination of the first two types). Children who are inattentive are easily distracted and have poor concentration and organizational skills. Children who are impulsive take risks and interrupt others. Children who are hyperactive are constantly on the go, talking, fidgeting, and have difficulty staying on task.