- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Preston
Preston was born very prematurely at 28-29 weeks gestation in March 2006. He has strabismus as well as a history of a diaphragmatic hernia (surgically repaired in 2007). Preston has been diagnosed with hyperactive disorder, cognitive disability, and specific disorders in the development of school skills.
Preston is an energetic, inquisitive 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 struggles to form lasting relationships. Preston strives for constant attention from adults, often using praise or compliments to achieve this goal.
Preston attends 3rd grade and studies under an individual education plan with the help of a resource teacher. He 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. Preston likes watching TV, especially music channels and police movies. He enjoys singing and dancing. Preston affirms that he wants to be adopted.
Weight at birth: 1300 g Height at birth: 39 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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