September 13-15, 2022
will take place
SEMINAR “Basic principles of the “Portage” methodology in individual work with children with disabilities”
The seminar is held at the address: Moscow, Eseninsky Boulevard 12, building 2 City Psychological and Pedagogical Center.
The target audience:
heads and specialists of educational and social protection organizations 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.
From each organization, we invite a team of at least 3 specialists who work directly with children, and at least 2 leaders of relevant competencies. This will allow you to immediately form a team necessary to start working on the Portage method.
All participants will receive teaching materials.
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.
Participation in the seminar is free. The foundation also provides food for the participants.
Limited number of seats!
Tel: +7(499) 689 55 99
The Portage method is an accurate, simple, universal technology for individual work with children, which makes it possible to teach
important skills of children with the most severe and multiple developmental disorders (SMDD).
This socio – 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, orphanages and other institutions.
“Portage” has been used around the world since the 70s of the 20th century. In Russia, more than 10 years ago, the methodology was successfully applied by Russian
organizations, and the Portage methodological materials formed the basis of the early intervention system. The Association of Specialists was registered in 2021
Portage in Russia.
In 6 regions of Russia, with the support of the Diema’s Dream Charitable Foundation, 25 Portage teams have been formed 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”.
Thanks to the classes, 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 develop and
development of speech, and active socialization – they began to communicate and play with each other and with adults, get to know the world around them, went out
from their chambers and began to walk in the street.
How to get there: Moscow, Yeseninsky Boulevard 12, Building 2 City Psychological and Pedagogical Center.
Directions: From Kuzminki metro station: bus 569, minibuses 558k, 1266k – 1 stop or walk 10-15 minutes.