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We are so happy to have received updated photos, video and information about darling Harper. His file was very outdated and this information is from August of 2021.
- Why does his report say he has brain damage? Does the orphanage still believe he has brain damage?
At the time of admission for his physical examination, the doctor thought there was brain injury. We think he is a child with cerebral palsy, which has an impact on walking and because he can’t walk stably.
- How does he compare to children his own age?
His physical and intellectual development is a little deficient compared with children of the same age.
- Does he attend school?
He takes classes in special education classes in the orphanage.
- Can he go to the bathroom himself?
Yes, he can go to the bathroom by himself.
- What things can he do physically like kick a ball, climb on play gym, play well with friends.
He can kick a ball and play well with his friends.
- How is his speech?
He can speak some simple sentences.
- Can he draw a picture?
He can draw.
- Does He knows his colors.
- If he is delayed, in what areas is he delayed?
He is delayed in language and action.
Handsome Harper was born September of 2015 and is said to be a happy and clever baby. His special need is listed as brain damage although his physical from October of 2016 says he has normal development. We would love to request an update for an interested family. From his October report: Harper can roll over alone, can crawl and can walk with his hand held by an adult. He can reach and grasp an object. He is an active child. He is afraid of strangers. Usually he likes to play with familiar children. He enjoys the nanny talking to him. He likes to play games and likes colorful toys that make sound. He doesn’t cry before sleep. Usually he likes to play for a moment or listen to music on his bed before going to sleep. He loves to kick the quilt off of him. He knows his name and turns when he is called. He can smile at others and can make some gestures including waving goodbye. He can babble and can say “grandfather, grandmother and mom”. He has good coordination of his limbs. He is able to visually move follow the object.
For more information, please contact: Kathy@wiaa.org. You will be asked to complete a parent eligibility form before any file information can be released.
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