Boy, born July 2001
Benji is a happy 11 year old boy that has been diagnosed with mental delays, Esotropia of both eyes and hearing loss of both ears. Aside from these conditions, Ben has normal body development, and is doing well at the institute.
Benji was admitted to the institute at the age of 1 year and 3 months. At that time, he was able to sit for a while and could wave “good bye” to people. When he was 2, he could put on his own clothes and enjoyed playing games with his peers. At age 3, he could run, jump, and greet people in a positive manner. At the institute, Benji has learned many things such as washing his hands and face, eating dinner with a spoon, putting on his shoes, recognizing male and female, and saying thank you. He is now able to understand directions and do basic self-care. Benji also loves to play outdoors, and often kicks the ball around with his classmates. Benji is described as an active, open, and smiling boy that gets along well with others.