We invite you to study!
March 28-31, 2023
will take place
“Basic Principles of the Portage Method”
in individual work with children with disabilities
We invite specialists for training and parents of children with disabilities to receive support and participate in the project.
The event is held with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund within the framework of the project TOGETHER IT WILL BE POSSIBLE: comprehensive support for children with severe and multiple developmental disabilities and their families.
Participation in the seminar is free.
The target audience:
heads and specialists of educational and social organizations
protection, providing assistance to families raising children with disabilities;
heads and specialists of residential institutions of education and social protection in which children with disabilities live and are brought up;
students of specialized specialties;
other professionals working with children with disabilities.
Seminar participants will learn:
Create an individual initial profile of the development of the child, using the principles of the Portage system.
Formulate a clear description of the child’s behavior that is understandable to parents and other professionals.
Develop a learning program for the child by setting clear, minimal, consistent goals.
Use 5 learning planning strategies to improve its effectiveness.
Establish clear criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of training.
Manage parenting diaries.
Analyze and eliminate learning difficulties by applying 6 strategies.
Build skills at the level of competencies.
Manage problem behavior using the ABC method.
Work in a team with specialists from various specialties, incorporating their recommendations into your training program.
Throughout the seminar, visual video and photo materials of the experience of using Portage in Russia and abroad will be shown.
Subbotina Ekaterina Vasilievna, speech therapist of the State Institution “Pervomaisky orphanage for mentally retarded children” (Kostroma), specialist and leader of the Portage team, coach and consultant of the Portage teams, co-founder and member of the Association of Portage Specialists in Russia.
Ivanova Yulia Vladimirovna, Medical psychologist of the highest category of the GBU CSPR for disabled children “Growth Formula” (Moscow), specialist of the first Portage team in Moscow mercy departments, head of the Portage Practice project team, Portage trainer and consultant of pilot teams Portage, co-founder and member of the Association of Portage Specialists in Russia.
Arlamova Irina Igorevna, defectologist teacher, ergotherapist, employee of the Portage team, coach and consultant of the Portage teams Center for Curative Pedagogics and Differentiated Education in Pskov.
From each organization, we invite a team of at least 6 specialists who work directly with children and their parents. This will allow you to immediately form a team necessary to start working on the Portage method.
The seminar program is attached.
All participants will receive teaching materials that they can take with them.
Attention: A certificate confirming the acquisition of basic knowledge of the Portage method and the right to work according to the Portage method as part of the Portage team is issued to those who have completed all 3 days of the seminar.