SPECIAL FOCUS CHILD ON THE SHARED LIST
Zack was born in January 2010 and diagnosed with a deformed right ear and “light hydrocephalus” that never appeared to need treatment.
At 28 months he could do fine movements and used his thumb and forefinger to firmly hold cookies and put them into his mouth. He could also hold a pen and scribble to imitate drawings. He would go through books page by page, could walk on his own and was said to be very curious about everything when in a new environment. They said he is cooperative and recognizes people he is familiar with and will reach out his hands to be held by them. He likes to lie down in his nanny’s lap and have his faced caressed. At the time of his original report he was saying simple words and was quite interested in sounds. Every time there is music on he will sway his hands and feet. He also will move a stool to sit in front of the TV whenever it is turned on. His report states that Zack, “is an especially lively and cute child.”
MARCH 2014 UPDATE: Zack has good general physical condition except his special need of deformed ear. He has no new health problems and his foster mother has said that his ear deformity may affect his reaction a little, but not severely. His mental development and motor skills are normal compared to his peers. Although his language isn’t always clear he can say simple words. Zack communicates well and is very attached to his foster mother. When he is upset or sad he can be calmed down with snacks or toys. He is not a picky eater and is potty trained. He currently attends a Kindergarten class and is said to be outgoing.
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MARCH 2015 UPDATE:
When Hank goes into a new environment, he is very curious about everything. He is of normal intelligence and developmentally on track. He enjoys many types of play and enjoys being the center of attention. When he is sad he seeks the attention of his foster mom and is soothed easily. Hank is still in foster care and there is one other foster child in the home. Hank has formed a healthy attachment to his foster mother. He can be shy at first around adult strangers but is quick to jump in and play with other children. Hank is a happy little boy who is often praised by his teachers in Kindergarten. Hank is a healthy boy who is normal in all areas of development and health except for his ear deformity. Hank is able to speak without difficulty but does have some pronunciation issues potentially due to reduced hearing in his right ear.
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