Aims & Advantages of
Aims of Portage Services
Early Identification of children at risk of
developmental delays/learning disabilities/mental retardation.
Maintaining a child's current skills and
Helping the child acquire new developmental
Improving the child's and family's quality
Arranging Referral services for the
children whenever required.
Motivating, awakening and mobilizing the
Educating and Training parents including
those of the slum areas and illiterate parents for educating
Utilizing existing community resources and
infrastructure at pre-school level.
Providing Educational, Vocational and
Advantages of Portage Service
Is cost effective.
Utilizes community's resources rather than
highly qualified staff.
Stresses upon parental involvement as a
natural therapists. Also parents as consumers feel more
Follows a highly structured design yet it
is simple in its implementation.
Stresses upon systematic, step by step
Focuses on priority area of National Policy
of Education in India.
Can be modified according to the specific
Robustness of the material and processes.
International, cross-cultural research and
Results in Increased I.Q. and cognitive
Helps in language enrichment and
acquisition of better self-help skills.
Reduces possibilities of developing
secondary disabilities and behavior excesses.