- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Preston
Preston was born very prematurely in March 2006. He is physically healthy, but has been diagnosed with hyperactive disorder and cognitive disability as well as specific disorders in the development of school skills.
Preston is an outgoing and inquisitive boy who is curious about other children and enjoys interactions with them and with adults, but struggles to form lasting relationships with others. However, he is attached to his mentor who has a positive effect on his attitude and behavior. Preston speaks in sentences with an average vocabulary. He has poor conflict-resolution skills and does not comply well with rules, even though he understands them. Preston may act aggressively if provoked.
Preston attends second grade and studies under an individual education plan with the help of a resource teacher. He does not attend regularly and is not motivated for the work. In recent months, he has become more respectful toward his teachers and shows better focus in class.
Preston likes watching TV, especially music channels and police movies. He enjoys singing and dancing.
Update June 2017: Preston is an energetic boy with good coordination and balance, who runs, jumps, and climbs with ease. He colors within the lines, cuts along contours, and shows age-appropriate fine motor skills overall. Preston speaks in sentences but continues to have some language difficulties involving poor vocabulary and grammar. He has a good imagination, plays with toys purposefully, and understands and uses tools and appliances as intended. Preston openly interacts with others and joins group games, but loses interest quickly due to difficulty concentrating and following the rules. He strives for constant attention from adults, often using praise or compliments to achieve this goal.
Now a 3rd grade student, Preston recognizes colors and shapes, groups objects according to color, knows left from right, and describes the place of objects in relation to each other. He has difficulty with the concept of time and is working on learning letters and numbers. Preston can manage his personal hygiene with frequent reminders, uses cutlery appropriately, and willingly participates in chores. He affirms that he wants to be adopted.
Weight at birth: 1300 g Height at birth: 39 cm Weight in October 2015: 15 kg
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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