Boy, born October 2004
has an older sibling (not available for adoption)
Mixed Development Delays; Convergent squint; internal hydrocephalus
Callum was born prematurely during the 25th week of pregnancy weighing 1020g. His APGAR scores were 5-6. His health conditions after birth were complicated and included perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, intraventricular hemorrhage, and retinopathy of prematurity. In June 2007 he had an operation to correct his squint, he wears glasses now and no longer squints.
He is flat-footed and needs orthopedic shoes. His delays are present in all aspects of development. He has poor balance, has hand tremors, low muscle tonicity. He speaks using short words. His attention span is satisfactory.
Callum is a thinker, he takes time to think things through. He is a passive child. He eats independently. He can let you know when he needs to use the washroom. He can brush his teeth, gets dressed, buttons his clothing, and puts on his shoes independently. He needs a mommy to work with him to fully understand his colors and shapes. He does not currently have the motor control to write easily with a pencil or paint brush. His vocabulary in narrow and his speech is often unclear. He echos animal sounds and can say “thank you”, “bye” and “yes”. If being talked to, he answers most questions with head nodding. He enjoys playing alone and is stubborn. He is also very sensitive. He enjoys games where he gets to build and construct things. He also likes jig-saws. He willingly plays with musical toys. Struggles to control his behavior and emotions.