Girl, born Dec 2003
Williams syndrome, Mild mental delays
At around 6 years of age, Hylah tragically lost her mother. After she lived this institute for 10 months, by volunteers introduced she was sent to a foreign foster family to be fostered.
Her language expression ability is good, oral language is fluent… she can also use simple English to communicate with foreign people. Her writing and operation ability (level) is poor, but she can understand the concept of space, such as: up and down, forward and backward, in and out. When seeing pictures and photos, she can understand the content of story, but she can not describe the story according its right orders, she has the fine ability of listening and following read, but the ability of retelling is bad, can not tell story after seeing the pictures, she can not focus her attention. She can go role play very well, can imitate by limbs well, can sing, dance, play games and etc. She can draw abstract painting.
LOTS of specific info on her on physical and intelligence development available in her file.
From foster mom who she lived with for 19 months: “Hylah is a vivacious little girl, as many children with Williams Syndrome are. She is extremely outgoing and loving with strangers. She throws her arms around almost anyone she meets (especially in a setting like church, where she knows we are “all friends” here) … It’s the cutest sweetest thing.
As far as behavior and even personality, Hylah is a chameleon. She molds to her environment. If someone says, Hylah was SO HAPPY when I saw her, then I can pretty much guess that they approached her with CHEER. If someone says, Hylah struggles, right? and can be a bit moody, then I usually can guess that maybe THEY were a bit uncomfortable around her or she was reading some kind of negative emotion from them. Of course SHE is responsible for her own attitude and actions, but she WILL transform into what is around her if she can … Hylah does best within a routine, and with advance notice of changes/transitions.
To study Williams Syndrome, you will find almost word for word SO MUCH of who Hylah is and how she acts.”
Additional pictures available. Full medical information and social history available for serious inquiries.