HELPS Reading Program

HELPS (Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies) is a free program that targets student reading fluency skills, developed by Dr. John Begeny of North Carolina State University.


The program is an evidence-based intervention package that includes the following effective treatment components: adult modeling of fluent reading, repeated reading of passages by the student, phrase-drill error correction, verbal cueing and retell check to encourage student reading comprehension, and timely performance feedback, and reward procedures to engage and encourage the student reader. HELPS can be used as an RTI intervention for reading fluency at Tiers 1 through 3.