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Harris from Bulgaria



from Bulgaria

Haris was born in November 2004. He is a healthy boy who has been diagnosed with specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills, mixed disorder of scholastic skills, and epilepsy (very rare partial seizures).

Haris continually seeks adults’ approval but often cannot meet their requirements. His low frustration tolerance and impulsivity leads to difficulty forming and maintaining friendships. He does not respect personal space and when he attempts to play with peers he often resorts to taking their possessions or insulting them, although these behaviors have recently decreased significantly. Haris seeks physical contact but often shows indiscriminate affection. He has difficulty following the rules and has a strong external locus of control. He uses thumb sucking and hair twirling as means to self-soothe.

Haris shows well-developed gross motor and fine motor skills, and enjoys soccer, volleyball, and riding his bike as well as drawing and coloring. As a result of his weak vocabulary he often uses mimics and gestures to augment his speech. Haris is in 7th grade where he works with a resource teacher under an individual education plan. He shows an indifference to learning and poor concentration, and overall has difficulty acquiring the material. He frequently refuses to complete scholastic tasks and needs one-on-one support during the school day.

Haris manages his personal hygiene independently and shows good self-service skills, often helping the staff at his facility. His favorite activity is assisting with cooking. Haris expresses a great desire to be adopted.


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