History of brain injury; – Epilepsy, right hemiparetic cerebral palsy, cognitive, language, social- emotional delays
Jensen LOVES movies! One of his favorite memories was when his foster family took him to see a Spiderman movie last winter. He excitedly talked about the movie and told everyone “I saw Spider man. There were bad guys. Then he defeated the bad guys!” He also enjoys story books, building with blocks and playing ‘Big Eat Small’ board game.
Jensen is not shy around strangers and has a curious nature. He has a good relationship with his foster family and is especially close with his foster father. Jensen will act affectionately towards his foster father and seeks him when he needs comforting.
Jensen has brain injury history. He is enrolled as a kindergartener at elementary school. He is a quick learner and can repeat words after hearing them once. His 9 year old foster brother is working on learning English words, and Jensen has recently learned red, blue and yellow!
Jean likes to doodle with crayons and play with building blocks! Those who know her describe Jean as lively and not shy around strangers. Jean will take the initiative to approach unfamiliar children and play with them.
Jean has epilepsy and right hemiparetic cerebral palsy diagnoses with global delays. Jean attends weekly PT, OT and speech therapy sessions. She has made progress with her speech and can now imitate saying “no no”, “bye bye”, “yes”, and “thank you”! Jean is enrolled in preschool and attends special education classes.
While Jensen and Jean live in separate residences, they have met each other on a couple of occasions at events sponsored by their social welfare agency.