HELPS for Parents

Research has shown positive effects of the HELPS Program for struggling readers in grades 1-4. Thus, it is quite possible that HELPS can be used successfully with students in later grades because previous research with fluency-based interventions has found positive effects with students from kindergarten through college.

Future research is needed to examine whether the HELPS Program can also benefit students at upper grade levels, but until such research is available, teachers can use the HELPS Program with students in grades 5-12 if they find this to be a suitable intervention option. In particular, implementing HELPS with students in fifth and sixth grades seems very logical, considering the types of reading deficits many fifth and sixth grade students have.

The HELPS Program Teacher's Manual provides additional information about the appropriate use of HELPS with students in grades 5-12, including considerations for how to best use the HELPS Curriculum.

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

Research with Helps

Click the link below to learn more about the research and development of the HELPS One-on-One Program.


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