Bex was born in March 2014 and found abandoned when she was a little over a year old. She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a private issue which she has received treatment for.
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When Bex entered her institute caretakers noted that her muscular tension was high and she had poor movement ability. Rehabilitation treatment was arranged and she was moved to an NGO in December 2014. The NGO set up a plan for her and at the time of her report in July 2016, she was making progress. Bex could pick things up with her hands and put food into her mouth. Her condition affected her balance and she couldn’t stand independently but she could crawl on a mat. She was described as smart, and playful during rehabilitation training.
If she was unattended and a caretaker walked by Bex would make sounds to draw the caretaker’s attention if she wanted to be held. She is able to respond to caretakers asking her for objects and is fond of imitating, playing with toys and listening to music. She is said to be a shy girl but her favorite activity is playing with the other children.
Bex’s cognitive abilities are slower to develop than other children her age, but she can understand a lot of basic instruction and language. She receives rehabilitation training every day and likes her teachers very much. She likes to be picked up and is sad when passed by. If she hears a teacher at the door she works hard to get to the door. It makes her happy to be praised for being beautiful. Bex can distinguish between familiar people and strangers. She can be impatient and cries during rehabilitation training sometimes when she is bored with it. She is able to roll on the ground, sit alone, climb and pull up to stand by holding onto a railing. She wasn’t yet able to walk.
Bex couldn’t control the movement of her fingers well and her writing was messy. She spends about two hours each day doing rehabilitation training and hasn’t been enrolled in any schooling. She could say a few simple words and understood one step instructions, but wasn’t able to express her needs verbally. She was able to feed herself, although slowly. Bex enjoyed riding twisting cars and outdoor activities like the slide.
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How is her mental ability compared to peers the same age? Her mental is behind kids of her age, but she can understand many directions and language. If the teachers do not take her to class, she will be very sad. When she hears the voice of her PT teacher, she will crawl to the door. If the teacher takes other kids, she will cry loudly. She knows her name.
How does the special need affect her health? She has Hep B so she is on three kinds of medicine each day and her dishes are separated from others. She is in good health and rarely gets sick.
Is she potty trained? She is still in diapers and has small underwear on top of the diaper.
Please describe her personality in details. She will be very happy if others say she is a pretty girl. Sometimes she will fight for toys with other kids. She is not afraid of strangers. She is outgoing. Sometimes she can be sensitive. She knows strangers and familiar people. If strangers flirt with her, she will also smile. She is impatient. If she sees something she likes, she will try her best to crawl there to grab it though her body does not coordinate well. PT is a boring process. If she feels unhappy, she will lie on the ground and keep crying and will not get up whatever you try.
Is she well behaved and obedient? She is obedient and well behaved.
How are her gross motor skills? She can roll over on the ground, can sit up, can crawl, and can change from sitting to standing up and then sitting down. She cannot walk, jump, run, or go upstairs or downstairs yet.
How are her fine motor skills? She cannot control her fingers well. She can scribble, can hold a pen and blocks, and can sometimes pick up tiny objects.
Is she in any kind of school? No school yet, but she receives PT for about two hours each day.
How is her emotional development? Good, she is attached to the therapist.
How are her social skills? She can get along well with other kids, but she is still little and her motor skills are poor so she does not know how to play with others.
Is she under foster care or living in the orphanage? She has been in group Foster Home since Dec.14,2015.
Updated Measurements: Weight: 12.5 kg Height: 88 cm Head: 46 cm Chest: 49.5 cm Foot length: 13 cm Number of teeth:10 teeth on top, 10 below
How is the language ability of the child? Behind. She can only say some two character words like “ayi”, “yeye”. She cannot express her needs.
Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps? One step. She can feel the tone and emotion in the language.
Is the child on any medication? Entecavir, one time a day, 2/5 pill each time Five ester capsule, twice a day, 1 capsule each time, glycyrrhizic acid two amine enteric coated tablet, 3 times a day, 3/5 pill each time Doctor said to start these this month for 3 months. Her next appointment is December.
What is the daily schedule of the child? 7:00-7:30 get up; 7:30-8:00 breakfast; playing outdoor 9:30 snacks (fruit, snacks), playing indoor 11:0011:30 lunch;12:00-2:30 nap; playing indoor 16:00 extra meal and water (fruit) 17:00-17:30 dinner, playing outdoor; 19:30 200 ml formula, 20:00-20:30 go to bed
What does the child eat? Can she feed herself? She eats normal food and feeds herself with a spoon, but eats slowly. She will spill food on the table and drinks with a bottle by herself.
Does the child know any English? No
Does the child want to be adopted? Does the child understand what adoption means? No, she doesn’t understand.
What color does the child like? No favorite colors. Due to her language delay, she cannot express herself well.
What activity does the child like to do? She likes the twisty car, playing outdoors, and going on the slide.
From a mama that met her, “I was trying to film the little boy we are adopting and this sweet girl just wanted to photo bomb. She was SO HAPPY to receive any attention from me and just giggled and giggled the whole time!”
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