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Wyatt from Bulgaria



from Bulgaria

Wyatt was born prematurely in May 2011. He has been diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, mild cognitive delays, epilepsy (well-controlled with medication), and strabismus.

Wyatt is well-oriented in familiar environments and walks independently with a stable gait. He holds a pencil with proper grasp, stacks cubes, and threads rings onto a fixed support. Wyatt understands much of what is said to him, follows basic instructions, and speaks in simple sentences with a recently expanded vocabulary, using gestures to augment his communication. He is very interested in how things work, electrical appliances, mechanical toys with many parts, and vehicles of any kind and loves to watch the activity at car washes and construction sites. Wyatt likes to play alone as well as with others, and although appropriate reciprocal interaction with peers can be difficult for him, he has shown progress in recognizing and expressing a variety of emotions. He distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar people and is clearly attached to his foster family, especially his foster mother.

Wyatt often struggles with concentration and focus but his attention span is improved when the activity is of interest to him. He learns best by repetition and imitation of his peers and close adults. Wyatt has adapted well to his mainstream kindergarten program where he works with a resource teacher. He also attends a daycare center for children with special needs where he has sessions with a speech therapist, occupational therapist, and psychologist. He is working with his foster family on increasing his self-service skills and is not yet toilet-trained.

Wyatt’s therapists and his foster family have noted clear progress over time in a number of areas including speech, expression of emotion, diversity of play, social interactions, and expansion of food preferences. They believe that Wyatt would benefit immensely from the consistency, diverse stimulation and encouragement of a permanent family environment.

Weight at birth: 1.700 kg Height at birth: 40 cm Weight March 2017: 15.5 kg Height March 2017: 107 cm


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