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This cute fellow is Osmond. He was born May of 2016 and lives with foster parents. He attends a day care center program for children and youth with disabilities. Osmond is said to have moderate mental handicap, a common disease because he is a carrier of the thalassemia trait. In a recent exam it was said he has epilepsy. It was diagnosed when an EEG showed pronounced epileptiform activity. Despite the absence of seizures, regular anticonvulsant therapy was started due to the risk of a seizure.
Staff members at the day center say that while he is in their care, Osmond is happy and feels good. He is calm, smiling, radiant and timid. He expresses his positive and negative emotions. He does not show signs of anxiety, depression or aggression. He has affection towards the staff and others at the center.
During a conversation, Osmond understands the information presented to him and joins the dialogue. He can answer short questions and follows instructions. Osmond likes to play cooperatively with other children. He enjoys their attention and is visibly happy playing all together. He actively participates in outdoor games and group play activities. He likes story role-playing games. He knows how to nest puzzles and can names familiar objects. He likes object games where he works independently and for a long time.
At school it is said his knowledge is not on the same level as his peers. He uses speech as a means of communication. He recognizes everyday objects and actions. He can count to five with minimal support. He can define short-long, small-large, low-high, light-heavy. Osmond is timid and insecure in his knowledge and actions.
Osmond is potty-trained and stays dry during the day. He has established self-care habits, such as dressing, undressing, putting on shoes and taking them off. He can feed himself using a fork and spoon.
We believe with the right family Osmond could grow and thrive and become a really great kid!
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