Boy, born October 2004
has siblings (not available for adoption)
Cerebral Palsy (atonical-astatical form); mixed developmental delays; pseudobulbaric dysarthria, farsightedness.
Jedidiah has had the chicken pox, atopic dermatitis, and pharyngitis. He is monitored because of inborn heart disease. Moderate disability has been established.
He is active, impulsive, quickly gets angry, and tends to cause conflict with other children. He is interested in toys. He concentrates and keeps his attention for long periods when he is playing alone. He enjoys playing with blocks and cars. When getting dressed he needs help to determine the front/back of the clothing, help clasping the buttons, and tying his shoes. He does know how to put his shoes on on the right feet. His skills of washing and brushing his teeth need improvement. He is eating independently. He’s not the best at cleaning up after himself. He enjoys communicating with both children and adults and is quick to remember names. He often repeats sentences that adults have just said. He readily participates in the organized activity and positive emotions dominate. He does not choose the expedient activity, he opens and closes doors, he runs to the washroom to turn the water on. He enjoys looking at books. Music and dancing makes him happy, he enjoys singing and wants everyone to listen to his songs. He can be stubborn if there is something he does not want to do, he will need constant reminding, diversion, and help. He knows the parts of his body and face on himself, someone else, or on a doll.