Wellcomm Supporting language at home and Resources CD

On this CD you will find the Supporting language at home video clips and also a collection of pdfs that can be printed out to help with your implementation of the Wellcomm Toolkit. The contents include:

  • The Supporting language at home video clips showing parents modelling good language with their children to help parents understand how they can better support their child’s general language development.
  • All of the Score Sheets that you need to administer the Wellcomm Screening Tool – both with and without the age ranges included on them. The Score Sheets without the age ranges included can also be found in the Little Book of Score Sheets and Rules.
  • A Group Profile Sheet to help you record the progress of both individuals and groups of children. This template can also be found in the Little Book of Score Sheets and Rules
  • All of the language activities are from The Big Book of Ideas. This includes the ‘Other things to try’ sections. All the activities have been written to be jargon-free and easy-to-use, so they can be easily printed, photocopied and shared with parents/carers.

We recommend that these resources are printed in colour to take advantage of the Wellcomm colour-matching scheme.

We offer a free online training resource which provides support in small sections, to be accessed at the convenience of the user. Each section of the training will be self-contained, so users can access separate modules, for example, help with administration or with data interpretation. Users will be sent the website address and their establishment’s log in details so they can access this online support once they have purchased the Toolkit.

Support videos

Supporting Language at home

1 Year Olds - Face-to-face

2 Year Olds - Face-to-face

3 Year Olds - Following the child's lead

The purpose of these Supporting language at home video clips is to help parents understand how they can better support their child’s general language development, and the very simple strategies they can use to affect this.

Strategies include repetition, using choices, adding language, using questions, simplifying instructions and giving clues.

The video clips can be used by early years settings and schools to develop and improve communication with parents via parenting sessions, language support classes and training workshops etc.

Listed below, you'll find examples of the content found in The Big Book Of Ideas and the Little Book of Score Sheets and Rules

Score sheets

Without age ranges Group Profile Sheet With age ranges
Section 1 Group Profile Sheet Section 1: 6-11 months
     

Activities from the Big Book of Ideas

Section 1

1.1 – Encouraging the child to respond when his/her name is called

Section 2

2.1 & 2.2 – Understanding single words

Section 3

3.1 – Learning to make sense of the world through play

Section 4

4.1 – Remembering two things at a time

Section 5

5.1 – Understanding ‘in’, ‘on’ and ‘under’ at the simplest level

Section 6

6.1 – Understanding and using pronouns: ‘he’ and ‘she’

Section 7

7.1 – Role play

Section 8

8.1 – Learning the meaning of ‘when’

Section 9

9.1 – Understanding which day comes next

Attention and Listening Skills

2a – Familiar noises in the environment