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)
Producing speech sounds that are appropriate for age and dialect
Speech Sound Production involves the movement of the tongue, lips, and jaw to make speech sounds. Most children make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. It is not unusual for a 5 or 6-year-old child to make a "w" sound for an "r" sound (e.g., "wabbit" for "rabbit"), an "f" sound for a "th" sound (e.g., "fumb" for "thumb"), or produce the s and z sounds with a slight lisp.
A Speech Sound Disorder is diagnosed if the speech sound errors occur past the expected age for correct production. Some children produce patterns of sound errors. An example is a pattern called fronting. This occurs when children produce "t" and "d" for "k" and "g" as in "tup" for "cup" or "dum" for "gum".
It is important for every child with speech-sound difficulties to have a comprehensive evaluation performed by a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist. A Speech Sound Production Subtest with Video link is located on the bottom of the Learning Profile Results for children identified with speech concerns.