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Please meet darling Damon. Damon was born in February of 2012. Damon lives with a foster family whose report is from March of 2019. Damon is saying a few words such as no, give me, Granny, Daddy, etc. He loves listening to music. Damon has a diagnoses of severe mental retardation due to (most probably) the Arnold-Chiary syndrome Type 1. He is able to focus on an activity if several are offered. He responds to his name especially if it is someone he knows. He does not understand orders but tries to engage in conversation with people he knows. He can differentiate between familiar people and strangers. Damon can throw and kick a ball, can jump on both or one leg, can run and can climb up and down stairs. He can hold a pencil although he only scribbles on the paper. If he wants a desired object, he can move a chair or something he can climb on to reach it. He likes playing with sand and paints. He can feed himself and drink from a cup. He can dress and undress and put his shoes on and off with some assistance. He is still in diapers. Damon is said to have good hearing and recently has been reacting more actively to the sounds around him. He has a serious speech delay and usually shows what he wants by pointing. Damon is especially attached to the foster father from whom he seeks protection. He goes to a day care center for children with special needs. The specialist there is mainly working on helping him to respond to verbal requests. His foster parents report that in his natural environment Damon is much different from the child seen on the video. The video was taken in an unknown environment with people he didn’t know. At home Damon shows no manifestations of aggression and/or self-harm and according to his foster parents, he can learn to engage in and contact with others.
Video from 2018:
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