Boy, born February 2001
Cerebral Palsy; Motor Alalia; Pseudobulbar Dysarthria
Maverick was born weighing 1078g and received APGAR scores of 7-7. He was observed for jaundice. His early development was delayed, started walking at 25 months. He received the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Motor Alalia, and Pseudobulbar Dysarthria in April 2002. He has had rachitis, varicella, anemia, and obstructive bronchitis. Intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and social(hyperkinetic conduct disorder) delays have been observed. He has low muscle tone and a heart murmur. He was diagnosed with average level of disability. He is often ill with a high fever.
Date of update is unknown: Maverick has an IEP in place. There are low level work manners in his educational process. He struggles to stay focused on a specific activity or instruction. He has learned various life skills such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, setting the table, wiping off the table, bringing dishes to the sink, making his own bed, cleaning his wardrobe, and dressing himself. He can focus much better when learning in a one-on-one environment. He can distinguish and verbalize things and actions about his daily surroundings. He is able to recognize some domestic animals, fish, vegetables, fruits, and furniture. He is sometimes able to identify geometrical shapes. He could benefit from having a mommy to work with him on his colors. He enjoys drawing. Maverick understands the concept of “how many?” and can count on his fingers. He also understands “more or less” He will sometimes argue and take away toys from other children. He tends to swing and sway himself and sucks his finger. He enjoys looking at the illustrations of books. He reacts emotionally to dramatized characters in fairy tales. His language comprehension is limited. Auditory perceptions are undeveloped. He speaks a lot but most of what is said cannot be comprehended.