We invite you to the Round Table
“Overview of the results of the Portage Pilot Project”
at the Children’s Ability Center and
GBU Republican boarding house
for mentally retarded children “Care”
Held on May 30 from 10.00 – 13.00
at the address: Makhachkala, st. Lyakhova 22
Registration for the event https://forms.gle/t3oVQ6X6jaKhHnct6
For the first time, specialists were trained on the territory of the North Caucasian Federal District and teams were formed using the Portage method for the rehabilitation and assistance to children with severe and multiple developmental disorders.
This became possible only for a team of specialists and the leadership of the Children’s Ability Center in Makhachkala, the Ambassador of the Charitable Foundation “Dimina’s Dream” – Maria Aglushevich and philanthropists: Autoalliance, AlgorithmTechGroup, ISK Petro Engineering, M-Logistic, PetroEngineering, SvetsMontazhGroup, SpetsTransGroup.
We invite you to get acquainted with the results of the pilot project “Portage” on the basis of the Children’s Ability Center and the State Budgetary Institution Republican boarding school for mentally retarded children “Care”!
From October 2022 to May 2023, specialists in unique work with children using the Portage method were trained at the Children’s Ability Center in Makhachkala and Kaspiysk, as well as at the Orphanage “Care”. During the pilot project, teams of specialists were formed and a pilot project of working with children using the Portage method was successfully carried out.
During the participation in the project, specialists who received a certificate at the basic seminar on the Portage method were able to master the use of a unique method of work, accompanied by a supervisor from Moscow and Kostroma.
The project involved children with severe and multiple developmental disorders in Makhachkala and Kaspiysk and their families, as well as orphans.
The Portage method is an accurate, simple, universal technology for individual work with children, which allows teaching vital skills to children with the most severe and multiple developmental disorders (SMND).
This pedagogical model allows you to work in a variety of conditions – with family children and orphans; with different nature and degree of health disorders, including severe and multiple developmental disorders; with children of various ages. Classes can be conducted by specialists of various specialties and student volunteers, they can be held at home, in educational organizations, in orphanages and other institutions.
Despite the simplicity of the method, such work significantly expands the capabilities of the early intervention system and allows you to achieve results even in cases that seem particularly difficult.
Portage has been used around the world since the 1970s. In Russia Since 2008, Russian organizations have been successfully using the methodology, and the Portage methodological materials have formed the basis of the early intervention system. In 2021, the Association of Portage Specialists in Russia was registered.
At present, 55 Portage teams have been formed in 7 Federal Districts of Russia with the support of the Diema’s Dream Charitable Foundation and there is a unique experience in applying the methodology in working with children with severe disorders of psychophysical development, who were considered “unpromising” and “unteachable”. In 2023, the project received support from the Presidential Grants Fund. Conducting a seminar and accompanying pilot teams in the Republic of Dagestan
Through the activities, these children, previously considered “hopeless and unpromising”, learned how to wash and dress, drink and eat,
sit, stand and walk, assemble construction sets, draw and cut, distinguish colors, recognize objects, count, look at books, and
mastered many other motor and cognitive skills, skills from the sphere of self-service. Children are forming and developing speech, and active socialization – they began to communicate and play with each other and with adults, get acquainted with the world around them, left their chambers and began to walk on the street.
Participation is free.
We will be glad to see you at the Event!
Innovative projects of Diema’s Dream Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zhbKyJoxZE&t=227s
Portage Children’s Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n19W-gE4gM