The HELP 3-6 Assessment Strands offer a key developmental assessment framework where the 585 HELP 3-6 skills/behaviours are grouped into 47 developmentally-sequenced “strands” for better ongoing developmental assessment and planning of next steps. For proper use of HELP 3-6 as a curriculum-based assessment, use the HELP 3-6 Assessment Manual in conjunction with the Strands.
• Developmental assessment framework — skills are grouped by concept
• Links assessment directly to instruction
• New “Self Regulation” Strand to help screen strengths and needs
• Two other new Strands, “Dramatic Play” and “Time.”
Saves time: Helps you identify the “next steps” in development. Individualised record booklet simplifies developmental assessment by arraying the HELP 3-6 items into 47 developmentally sequenced strands.
Comprehensive: Facilitates your focus on a child’s strengths, as well as needs, provides adaptations for assessing each behavior/skill, and promotes high expectations for all children — covers the six developmental domains: Cognitive, Language, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Social-Emotional, and Self Help.
Hierarchical: Often skills listed on traditional checklists and standardised tests may be in developmental but not necessarily hierarchical order. Consequently, if a child “passes” one skill it does not necessarily mean that he is ready to learn the next skill. The hierarchical structure of the HELP 3-6 Assessment Strands addresses this need and provides an important method for assessment, monitoring, and determining “next steps.”
For use with all children: The HELP 3-6 behaviours/skills follow a “normal” developmental sequence within strands and are applicable to all children. Three of the strands are for use with children who have special needs:
2-8 Sign Language
2-9 Speech reading
3-9 Wheelchair Skills
*Please note this product is only available to health professionals and organisations