Logan was born in July 2013 and found abandoned when he was about 10 months old. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. An echocardiogram to check heart function was completed in 2016 and showed no abnormalities.
AGENCY DESIGNATED SPECIAL FOCUS CHILD
At the age of 4 months Logan could raise his head up to look around and support himself with his arms. At 9 months he could sit by himself and stand with support. By 10 months he was crawling and by 18 months he began walking and was making sounds to communicate. He could understand simple directions from adults and would imitate gestures such as sending a kiss, waving good-bye, clapping, etc.
Logan’s adoption file was written when he was 2.5 years old. At that time when he saw his caretakers he would raise his hands for a cuddle, but if they were busy he was content to play alone. He was good at imitating and following directions. When playing indoors he would run around or push other children in a cart. He was said to be very sensible. He could imitate drawing lines and could jump, place blocks in a cup, bang blocks together and was cooperative with dressing. He was fond of playing with toys and games, got along well with others and had a ready smile. His favorite activity was swinging and his favorite toys were balls.
APRIL 2017 UPDATE BELOW:
Motor development: His big motor development is good, he can walk; can run; can up and down stairs independent by handrail; he can dodge obstacles in the process of directional running. He can easily push the chair with both hands to put it in the specified location. In the fine motor aspects he can take 2~3 layers of building blocks, he can play the stacked toys, he can tear paper and sticker paper. The other small games need to cooperate with the hands is weak.
Social skills: He is very close with teachers and nanny, good mood, likes to play games with other children. He can say hello initiatively when he meets familiar people. He can share toys and delicious food with other children.
Language ability: language is weak, only “mother,” and “aunt.”
Cognitive ability: He can differentiate classmates in his class and familiar nannies and teachers. He knows the useful of common objects in life. He knows his facial features and other body parts. In daily life he can find his own common items location. In the Montessori classroom he can play simple exploration toys.
Selfcare ability: sleep independently and fall asleep quickly.
Emotional development: have his own emotions. When he is happy, he laughs, and hug his favorite aunt. When he is sad, he cries, gets angry. He has a little stubborn.
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