Hayden was born in October 2014 and found abandoned when he was around 7 months old. His medical file suggests craniofacial hemangioma, encephalatrophy with left limbs motor dysfunction, abnormal ABR of both ears. Potential Sturge-Weber Syndrome.
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AGENCY DESIGNATED SPECIAL FOCUS CHILD
At the age of 7-9 months Hayden could raise his head while lying on his stomach and use his hands to hold toys and put them in his mouth. He reacted to the word, “no,” and could visually follow dropping objects. He liked to listen to adults speaking and would laugh happily when playing. He was described as being fair skinned and lovely. At the age of 10-11 months he could reach his hands out to get objects, roll over to both sides, had a reaction when his name was called and could play alone. He was fearful when meeting strangers and was able to show emotions such as sadness when he was hurt. He was babbling and would giggle when happy. At 12-15 months he could sit alone and move his body forward. He could play alone for a long time and coordinate his fingers to pick up, hold and pass objects. He could hold a spoon at meal times and would wave his hands at objects he wanted and would reach out his arms when he needed a cuddle. At the time of his report he was 18 months old. He could sit alone steadily or crawl to the toys or places he wants. He has grown close to the nanny who cares for him and shouts in protest when she leaves. He likes to play games with her such as hide-and-seek, passing balls, clapping and whistling. In the activity room he likes to play on a soft cushion. He enjoys playing on a toy piano and can make “mama” and “dada” sounds. He was said to be a very popular boy!
Hayden was a deep sleeper. He could imitate words and was potty trained during the day time. His personality was described as being active and extroverted and he enjoyed listening to music and playing with toys. His favorite activity was playing outside.
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