Mia #

miaGirl, 8 years old
Special needs: renal agenesis of the left kidney and other reduction defects of kidney; congenital bilateral flatfeet; strabismus (wears glasses); delayed neuropsychological development correspondent to mild mental delay; born with rectovaginal fistula and anal atresia (surgically corrected)

Listed: November 2016

Some significant progress is seen in terms of enriching her vocabulary, increasing the number of concepts she understands and improving her self-service skills. Mia was placed at an orphanage shortly after birth and subsequently she was placed in a foster family.

Mia’s gross motor skills are well-developed. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently.

Although it is said that her fine motor skills are in a process of developing further, Mia can hold a pen properly and draw houses and people. She can unzip and cope with Velcro fasteners independently. She can build a tower of cubes, she grabs toys and can thread rings on a fixed stand.  Mia has started to more and more actively participate in activities related with gaining new experience with the assistance of the foster parent. Her orientation in time and space has improved. She responds appropriately to adults’ praise and encouragement and to emotional stimuli.

Mia mostly demonstrates positive emotions. She doesn’t manifest any aggressive behaviors. She shows empathy when someone gets hurt or is upset. Her smile is genuine!  Mia does well asking and answering both simple and complex questions. She understands two-step instructions. She listens to fairy tales with great interest and she tries to retell them with an adult’s occasional assistance. She knows her name as well as her date of birth. She can talk on the phone and she does well getting a message properly from one person to another.

Mia is very sociable and creates long-lasting friendships. She joins activities outside her home – she participates in a group for folklore dancing.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.