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Well Screening®

Well Screening<sup>®</sup>


Tool name

Well Screening®

Used for

Identifying prekindergarten and kindergarten children at risk for speech, language, and learning disorders

Domains evaluated

Receptive language, expressive language, social communication, early literacy, reading, attention, math calculation, speech sound production, motor skills

Age Range

4:5 to 6:11

Administered by

Any educator or professional in a school or clinical setting. The Speech Sound Production Subtest, which is a supplementary component and does not have to be administered to get comprehensive results, must be completed by an SLP or other communication professional.

Time Commitment

About 20 minutes


No formal training is required to administer the Well Screening. The manual and online instruction video provide directions, and a how-to webinar will provide more help for those who need it.

Your quick, reliable, and comprehensive way to identify kindergarten students who are at risk for learning disabilities

Today’s schools have been tasked with identifying risk for learning disabilities before children have a chance to fail—and the earlier identification starts, the better. Now exclusively distributed by Brookes, the Well Screening® tool is your quick, reliable, and comprehensive way to identify kindergarten students (ages 4–6) who are at risk for learning disabilities, including developmental language disorders, dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyscalculia, and speech sound disorders. With just one 20-minute screener, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), special and general educators, and school psychologists can examine student performance in multiple skill areas that predict their future success in school.


  • Identifies at-risk students early, so that further evaluation and intervention can be provided as soon as possible.
  • Covers areas missed by other screeners—looks at many domains that research identifies as important for school success.
  • Pinpoints specific strengths and weaknesses in areas that matter most for academic success.
  • Fun and engaging, with animated characters that kids love to interact with.
  • Easy for adults to administer and score.
  • Digital-only format that can also be delivered via Zoom or another video interface.
  • Backed by more than 30 years of clinical experience and drawn from multiple specialized fields: speech-language pathology, education, psychology, and child development.
  • Great for monitoring—can be used to follow the child’s progress in the fall, winter, and spring of the kindergarten year.


  • Barbara Ekelman, D., CCC-SLP
  • Debra A. Dutka, A., CCC-SLP
  • Karen St. Amour, A.

What You'll Need

Well Screening<sup>®</sup>

Well Screening® Starter Kit, Research Edition


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An ebook Manual

25 screening codes (you’ll use one code per screening)

Additional products and resources

Free downloads

Well Screening® At A Glance

Get an at-a-glance look at the Well Screening, including what it evaluates, who administers the screening, the domains evaluated, and more!

An Overview of the Well Screening®

Get an overview of the Well Screening, including what it is, how it works, and more.

Well Screening®, Research Edition Excerpt

Read this excerpt from Well Screening®, Research Edition for a look at the introduction.

Well Screening® Sample Learning Profile

Once the Well Screening is complete, the child’s Learning Profile will automatically generate. See sample screening results.

Learn more about the Well Screening