Nels #496

Nels

 

nels-2015-3-croppedAge: 8
Down syndrome, significantly delayed neuropsychological development, profound mental delay, delayed physical development.

UPDATE NOV 2015: Nels has learned to walk! He still needs some assistance going up and down steps, but is continuing to improve his gross motor skills. He manipulates with toys by knocking them one against the other, looking at them and studying them, rolling them, etc. He smiles when contacted, pronounces separate syllables and imitates short melodies. He picks up toys, looks at them, studies them and manipulates with them. He fits in simple forms. He eats table food (pureed). He is now being potty trained. He goes to school and has an IEP (the classes take place in the orphanage). He is inquisitive and sociable. He is jealous of the team members if they pay more attention to the other children. He imitates different gestures and short melodies. He makes eye contact for a short time. He prefers to play with an adult or with the other children, instead of just observing.
Photos and videos from October 2015 are available through the agency.

Following the surgical intervention of his heart defect, his general condition visibly improves, he has a good appetite and he has started gaining weight.The boy smiles when involved in interactions. He produces syllables. He takes a sitting position independently. He stands up independently next to a fixed support. He grabs toys, examines them and manipulates with them. He walks in a baby walker and when held by one hand.

This boy has been making progress in all areas of his development. He takes a sitting position independently. He stands up independently next to a fixed support. He grabs toys, examines them and manipulates with them. He walks in a baby walker and when held by one hand. The boy smiles when involved in interactions. He produces syllables.

$2,059.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!