Hi Thomas! Thomas is 12 years old and waiting for his forever family. He is in 2nd grade now in his school and doing well. He is very active and friendly, smart and helpful! He does have a heart condition that will need attention.
Thomas likes to listen music, fairytales and poems. He tries to recognize letters and digits from 1 to 10 now. Is able to count along if one also is counting together with him, can show the digit, which is needed on his palm, when asked. He also is trying to learn to group shapes and to recognize colors. Thomas likes working with playdough. He gladly participates in sports activities and he likes aerobic exercises. Thomas is good in acquiring and comprehending everything what is new to him.
Self care skills – is able to dress and undress his clothing, but needs some help to button and unbutton his clothes, puts on his boots. Eats and drinks slowly but self-dependently. Toilet-trained during the day, still needs help at night. Thomas is learning how to wash his hands without getting wet and also tries to brush his teeth. Willing to participate in different house-works, he watches how it is done by others and then imitates it.
Thomas walks and runs. Likes going outside. He pronounces simple words and his own name in his special ‘language’. Responds to his name and is active. Understands simple instructions. Repeats words and always wants to do something – playing, imitating sounds and actions. Especially boy likes to improvise dancing. He likes playing alone, then he puts pyramids, draws lines with pencil. He observes other children around him and then imitates what he has seen. Thomas always will find what to do in his spare time. Likes music lessons and he often dances by the music. Learns to put in order toys after he had played with them.
Diagnose: Severe mental retardation, significant behavioral changes that require a looking after or treatment (F72.1). Down’s Syndrome. Compensated hypothyroidism. Celiac disease. Gastritis, duodenitis-helicobacter pylori positive, congenital heart disease, defect of septum of auricle of the heart, cardiovascular incompetence I-II (CVI I-II).
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