Doug has already been transferred to a mental institution!!!
This precious little boy has already been through several major transitions in his short life. He was raised by his birth family until he was 16 months old. He was then placed in an orphanage for young children for 7 months. A month before his 3rd birthday, he was transfered to a mental institution, where he currently lives.
Doug has moderate mental delays with no known cause. He walks and runs and climbs on objects. His visual-motor skills are developed but he still has difficulty with fine motor tasks. His speech is delayed and he is not talking at this time. He has recently begun showing an interest in toys and playing with them. He spends time each day in the sensory room. He does not like for the staff to try to direct his activities and prefers to do his own thing. He does play appropriately with toys and manipulates them in the correct ways. His favorite toys are balls, blocks, cars and trucks. He recognizes staff members and smiles at them. He seeks out interactions with them and will cuddle with them too. He tries to get them to follow him and to engage them in whatever activity he is doing. He doesn’t yet seek out any interaction with the other children. He eats from a spoon and drinks from a cup with some assistance from the staff.
At 27 months of age, his skill level was tested at:
motor skills- 2 years
speech development- 5-6 months
cognitive development: 10-12 months
$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive further donations until a family is found for him.