Melanie

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Intellectual disability. No spasticity.
Listed: Apr 2018
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Feb 2022 Update: Melanie is a social, interactive, engaging teenager who has intellectual disability. She walks independently but her gait is weak. She has a great sense of humour, loves to laugh, and is very content and agreeable.

Melanie is really progressing with her acts of daily living. She feeds herself, applies powder to her face and she can wash her own dishes now. Melanie is practicing beading so that eventually her fine motor skills will be advanced enough to join her home’s vocational class as they work on jewellery making. She follows direction well and can identify her colours. She can go up and down the stairs by herself using the railing. Melanie can undress herself and is learning to dress. She is mostly non-verbal but says a few words that she has learned recently in her local language.

Melanie loves sensory play in the water. She likes trying to trace letters with chalk and she enjoys ball games. She concentrates on one toy for a sustained period of time. Melanie loves splashing at the beach and is very friendly with other kids and adults! Her favourite song is Jingle Bells and she likes to listen to it all year round! She gets very excited when she gets new outfits.