Today's Waiting Child Spotlight is on a little boy waiting in the Philippines. Hand In Hand has his full files and pictures available. His full report describes him as quiet and observant, attached to his caregivers, compliant, and active.
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Male: Sept. 1, 2011, Reference Number 9700 (14-0091)
[Sensitive family background history; contact Hand In Hand for more information.] Based on the clinical abstract dated October 10, 2011, the birthmother was diagnosed to have bipolar affective disorder, current episodes of manic depressive with psychotic symptoms.
Child was 18 months old when he started to walk. In May 2014, he was seen by a developmental paediatrician who diagnosed him to have global developmental delays. He has abnormal EEG and this finding is reported to be suggestive of an underlying “seizure disorder.” Further evaluation by a neurologist was recommended to rule out seizure disorder. He had cranial MRI in November 2014 and the result shows “no focal parenchymal signal abnormality. Elongated anteroposterior dimension of cranial vault. This is of no clinical significance but frequently a consequence of premature closure of sagittal closure.”
Child can speak of two (2) or three (3) words like isa pa (one more); saan na tali (where’s the string); eto pa (here’s more). Most of the time, he will clearly say single words like hindi (no); ate (to refer to older women or caregiver), tapon (throw), tanggal (remove). He can identify each of the 12 children in his dormitory, however, he cannot clearly say their names. He mispronounces /s/ for /t/, for example bata for basa (wet). He can count 1 to 3 without difficulty and need reminders when counting up to ten (10).