WellComm is a complete speech and language toolkit for to be used with children from 6 months to 6 years.
The WellComm system is:
Every child is assessed for around 10 – 15 minutes on their understanding of what is being said to them (receptive language) and also how they communicate verbally (expressive language). This assessment is partly completed through the everyday observations that your child’s teacher carries out in class to assess his/her progress throughout the whole of the Early Years curriculum. But also involves few targeted questions such as asking your child to point out various pictures or follow some easy instructions.
Each child’s own pace and concentration span is taken into consideration and the overall assessment may be done in several stages. However, we find that most children enjoy being asked the questions in WellComm and the activities we set for them as a follow up.
We expect to find that many children are not falling behind in their language development. If your child is not in need of any support then your child’s teacher will be able to reassure you of this.
If we find that your child needs a little extra help then we will inform you which part of their language development they need support with and how we will be doing this at school. More importantly, we will also be asking you to help your child alongside us by carrying out some easy practical activities at home which include songs, rhymes, games and other play activities. Very easy-to-read instruction sheets will be provided for each of these activities.
If you would like to know more about the WellComm toolkit you may find link below useful or speak to your child’s teacher or the Special Needs Coordinator (Mrs Dhanoon) at the school.