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Sweet Mike is desperately in need of a forever family. He was born Mary of 2014 and is diagnosed with Sotos Syndrome. We will be receiving updated information soon but for now we can share the following. Mike’s development is delayed. He can walk independently but unsteadily. He is learning to catch a ball. Pushes buttons on toys and puts toys in his mouth haphazardly. He turns when he hears the slightest noise or sees an adult. He is able to point to some body parts such as tongue and nose. He is easily distracted by the slightest noise or movement. He remembers the locations of toys and objects, as well as activities carried out some time ago and with a specific adult. He can put nesting puzzles into the correct place. He understands simple instructions such as give me your hand, show me where the sponge is or hide under the blanket. Mike loves to be cuddled. He is calm in a group of certain people but when more people appear he becomes overexcited and may begin throwing toys and making loud grunting sounds. He may try to hit with his hand, Mike has no verbal expression. He often leads the adult to what he wants such as a drink of water or to go to the playground. Mike prefers playing with adults over other children. He needs assistance with all personal skills such as eating and toileting.
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