Boy, born March 2001
has siblings (not available for adoption)
Mixed developmental delays; mild mental delay; bronchial asthma; latent tuberculosis infection; functional heart murmur; Hypermetropia, converting squint.
He needs to wear glasses. Moderate level of disability was established due to mild mental delay.
During the last few years he has grown up, his skills have increased, and he has become more independent. He can choose his desirable activity and shows interest in specific toys. When playing role-play games he uses his life experiences. Gideon is impulsive and and has a quick temper. He wants attention and to be noticed. When asked to do chores he often ignores instruction and lacks initiative. Occasionally will bully young children. In his group of friends he is often aggressive and provokes them. If there is a lack of attention he caused conflict, speaks loudly, gets angry, and starts to shout. His learning is average. He has difficulty staying focused and staying on task with word instructions. He joins syllables quite well and is reading independently in short sentences, readily reads advertisements. He enjoys drawing, it is one of the activities that can keep his attention for long periods of time. His self tidying skills are sufficient, he often needs a reminder to wash, clean his teeth, or tidy his clothes but he can complete the tasks independently. He enjoys listening to music.