HELPS for Parents

Preliminary evidence suggests that, on average, English Language Learners (ELLs) benefit as much from the HELPS Program as non-ELLs.

When evaluating the small subset of HELPS Program research participants who received English as a Second Language (ESL) services, ELLs who received HELPS tended to improve their reading much more than ELLs who did not receive HELPS. Furthermore, differences between these groups were evident across a range of different reading skills, including comprehension.

Unfortunately, as of September 2009 the sample size of ELL students in the HELPS Program research is too small for specific statistical analyses, but preliminary findings support teachers' use of HELPS with ELLs.

HELPS for Small Groups

Students in Grades 1-4

Above Average, Average, and Below Average readers in the early elementary grades should benefit from the HELPS One-on-One Program.


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HELPS for Spanish Speakers

HELPS for English Language Learners

English Language Learners (ELLs) should benefit from the HELPS One-on-One Program.


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HELPS for Spanish Speakers

HELPS for Spanish Speakers

The HELPS One-on-One Program and the HELPS Curriculum are currently being translated into Spanish, with the hope that Spanish-speaking teachers and students can benefit from HELPS.


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