(Kit; The Portage Project, 2004)
The well-known Portage developmental assessment materials were originally created to support parents through home-based intervention programs, but have been revised and updated and are now equally useful for outreach or centre-based programs. The Portage assessment looks at: communication/language/literacy, exploration and approaches to learning, social/emotional development, purposeful motor activity, and sensory organization. Tools are easy to understand, and include developmental information and excellent practical suggestions for how to nurture children in daily routine activities. Kit includes: observation and planning tool, planning forms, activity and interaction cards, user’s guide, and wall chart of developmental stages. (Note: this is a generic tool and not developed especially for aboriginal children).
Cost: US$50. Order on-line or by mail from The Portage Project.