Diagnosis: Speech impairment; Mild mental delay; Disorder of the attachment in the childhood, reactive type.
Locke was with his birth family until he was 8-years-old when he was placed in a home for homeless children and then placed in a group home, where he currently resides. He started holding eye contact and reacting to sound when he was 2 months old. He does not display aggressive, nor self-aggressive behavior. He is well intentioned. He likes to receive attention and when feeling neglected he will simulate stomachache or headache. He is emotionally unstable with weak self-control.
Locke has a speech impairment – he omits or pronounces the wrong sounds, which makes his speech incomprehensible. He understands the meaning of words but cannot use them correctly. He is respectful to authorities and is selective when communicating with children. He does not follow the social requirements for personal space. He is too trustful towards strangers.
Locke enjoys watching cartoons, listening to music, doing puzzles and drawing. He often refuses to complete different tasks and instructions. He is not interested in learning at school and does not adapt to the requirements. He can take care of his personal hygiene. He does not wish to be involved in household chores or keeping his room in order. He needs constant reminders from the staff.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.
More photos/file are available from his agency
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