Updated January 2022: Joey shows good attachments with the adults in his life but definitely is at his best when he has a lot of 1:1 time with those adults. When that time is not able to happen, he struggles more with regulation. Joey is a very friendly, active, and kind child who loves to play and be silly! You can most often find him playing made-up games, riding bikes, or running around with the other boys in his home. He has a very big imagination that he uses to draw and build, he loves to do crafts and be creative! His home recently got gymnastics rings and he loves going upside down and trying out new stunts. He got rollerblades for Christmas and practices with them every day, trying new tricks. In class, Joey has been working on multiplication, subtraction, reading books independently, and some basic money skills.
Joey is a sweet friend to the other boys in his home regardless of age or ability, and is especially fond of helping one of the younger boys in his home with cerebral palsy. Joey will help him walk or sit to play games, will help him color, and always wants to bring him along when they go out on walks or trips to the shop. Joey loves to be outside, jump on the trampoline, swim, explore parks, anything that keeps him active! Joey is known as the animal whisperer and he loves all animals. He got a fish for his birthday that he named Ben after Ben 10.