December 1-3, 2021 in Moscow took place
Seminar “Basic principles of the” Portage “methodology in individual work with children with disabilities”
The City Psychological and Pedagogical Center of Moscow hosted the Seminar “Basic Principles of the“ Portage ”Methodology in Individual Work with Children with Disabilities”. The event was organized for specialists from city psychological and pedagogical centers, as well as centers for promoting family education, centers for social support and rehabilitation of disabled children and other children’s institutions for children with disabilities.
Within 3 days, 32 specialists from 12 territorial departments and institutions in Moscow and Ryazan mastered the method of working with children according to the Portage method.
As a result of the seminar in Moscow, 9 (nine) teams of departments of the City Psychological and Pedagogical Center will start working according to the Portage method. In addition, three more Portage teams in Moscow and Ryazan will replenish their teams with newly trained specialists.
The participants highly appreciated the level of organization and conduct of the event. The work of the trainers received the best reviews. Here are some feedback from participants on the Scorecard (anonymous post-workshop survey):
“I liked the seminar, because you can see the step-by-step, specific work that needs to be done in order to reach the goal.”
“Early assistance is very relevant and the workshop demonstrated this beautifully.”
“You need to know this! This is a real way to make your child’s life better! ”
“Portage is an effective method for planning a development route for a child with special needs.”
“It was top notch! Portage is important for the development of a child with developmental disabilities! ”
“I am delighted with the enormous work of my colleagues! The Portage system is a feeling of success for all participants in the educational process! ”
The following topics were presented by the trainers of the workshop:
Creation of an individual initial development profile of the child.
Formulation of a clear description of the child’s behavior that is understandable to parents and other professionals.
Developing a curriculum for the child by setting clear, minimal, consistent goals.
Using 5 learning planning strategies.
Establishing clear criteria for assessing the effectiveness of training.
Organization of parental observation diaries.
Analysis and elimination of learning difficulties, application of 6 strategies.
Formation of skills at the level of competencies.
Managing problem behavior using the ABC method.
Teamwork with specialists of various specialties.
In addition to the theoretical part, practical exercises and role-playing games were conducted with all participants of the seminar.