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We have new information for a darling girl named Amelia. She was born November of 2015. Her diagnoses is Hydrocephalus with Verticulo-territorial shunt implantation. She is delayed in her physical and neuropsychological development. Her report is from August 2023 and says the following:
Amelia can turn from back to stomach and vice versa. Amelia can sit up and stand with support. She is often put in a baby feeding chair. Amelia sucks her fingers The staff often put light gloves on her hands so that she does not scratch herself. She follows a toy briefly if it catches her eye. When we first showed a glowing ball, she showed no interest. Later the ball caught her attention when the social worker began to shake and spin it. Amelia becomes calm when focused on something.
The staff encourages Amelia to hold a pencil. With help from the social worker, Anelia was able to hold a pen, but briefly. The staff was explaining what was happening and what they wanted her to draw, but she was too excited to try drawing anything.
Amelia is quite active and is constantly folding and unfolding her legs. Amelia’s legs are still weak and can’t hold her. She is too big for the baby walker. With support, she touches the ground and makes light stepping motions. On contact with the ground, she does not try to make purposeful steps although she enjoys being made to jump up and down. She doesn’t try to crawl. She smiles constantly and laughs—sometimes loudly. She turns to her name being called.
Anelia is fed with a spoon. She is encouraged to hold the spoon but cannot use it very well. The food is served mashed, but she likes most all food. Amelia is not potty trained and is still in diapers. She sleeps peacefully in a crib. She has no speech makes sounds. She is friendly and likes to go outside with the staff. She loves to listen to children’s songs. When the music is playing, she visibly calms down. She likes to be hugged and spoken to.
We believe Amelia definitely has potential for development with the help of a loving and supportive environment. She is an extremely sweet, sunny and radiant little girl. We hope she can find a family soon.
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