Prior to ordering this course, be sure to have a complete copy of the HELP, with all testing materials.
The Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) is a developmental assessment tool based on a structures observation and checklist, and is used for a variety of functional and educational uses, including child assessment, evaluation, student academic placement, Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s), Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP’s), instructional planning, and to determine eligibility for early intervention and pre-school programs. Our on-line course will assist you and help ‘fast-track’ your learning curve, so that you will more easily learn about this valuable instrument and how best to apply it to the children under your care. Similar to a Monarch or Cliff notes-type review, our online course and certification provides the essential information in a condensed and more easily digestible format. This course is a review and training module for the HELP Checklist. It meeets annual State Early Intervention requirements for continuing education hours in assessment and evaluation. (Please note: This course is applicable only for children aged: 0-3. If you require testing a child aged 3-6, you should refer to the HELP 2nd Edition which services pre-schoolers. At this time, we do not offer a review for the HELP 2nd edition).
The HELP makes it easy for educators to assess, over the course of 30 – 60 minutes, the development of infants, toddlers, and children in all five domains, up to 3 years of age. In addition, the HELP helps:
- Diagnose delays, disabilities, giftedness and other exceptionalities
- Determine present level of performance
- Write IFSP’s & IEP’s and monitor progress
- Scoring in the form of age equivalencies
- Support alternate assessment needs
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EITTOC is an approved provided of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. EITOC is authorized to offer 0.20 AOTA CEU's/2.0 Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
APPROVED BY THE ILLINOIS EARLY INTERVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EARLY INTERVENTION CREDENTIAL CREDIT for 2.0 Hours
- Meets NY State (NYSOTA) Continuing Compliancy Requirements for continued Core Competency Hours (CCH) -
Please note: As per many early intervention municipalities throughout the United States, the HELP checklist is not considered a standardized test, and can only be used secondarily in conjunction with a standardized test. Some municipalities use the HELP checklist as a subtest. Our course is not endorsed by the publisher, but is helpful in utilizing the HELP checklist to document a child’s level of development, but is separate from the HELP-STRANDS evaluation instrument. The HELP checklist is an adjuvant self-assessment that is best used together with the HELP-STRANDS. This is a great course to take even if you don’t evaluate children, because it gives you a frame of reference to appreciate what a child needs to accomplish at each level of development. It is very valuable, for example, for service providers who must write a progress notes, and make a determination as to whether the child has met their age appropriate goals for their given domain.
Disclosure: Disclosure: David C Saidoff PT - course developer/presenter - has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Melissa Whelan, OTR - course developer/presenter - has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Debby Goldberger, M.Ed., Special Education, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Declaration: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that any of the governing bodies (e.g., West Virginian Board of Physical Therapy, or other such governmental or NGO’s supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice. No relevant financial or non-financial relationships exists between EITTOC or the products discussed any course; no such relationship or endorsement exists for any products mentioned in any courses sponsored by EITTOC, or in any of the items (such as specific AED or Epinephrine injection product) or any testing instrument used to evaluate children; the above course is specific to said-topic, and may not be extrapolated to any other course or topic outside the scope of this course. Course instructor(s) have no other financial or non-financial remuneration - whether prior to or following course delivery; the above advertisement is made available to all physical therapy (and other) licensee on a non-discriminatory basis. Ascend has approved this course and may be contacted about any concerns. Information provided should be used within scope of practice. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. The onus of responsibility for this course – granted contact hours by the AOTA – is for each OT professional to check with their State board of OT to see if this course meets licensure requirement for continuing education.
Approved as a Core of Knowledge Training by the EXCELS Early Childhood Development: Maryland State Department of Education
APPROVED BY THE ILLINOIS EARLY INTERVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EARLY INTERVENTION CREDENTIAL CREDIT
This course meets the Indiana State requirements for the annual credentialing process in the area of “Conferences & Workshops”