Kevin thrives on loving attention, and in the best of all possible worlds, he would have a dad who enjoyed sharing his son’s interests in electronics and building, and a mom who would enjoy reading stories to him. To help maximize Kevin’s ability to be successful in a family, he needs to have adoptive folk(s) who have a good grasp of the daily needs of children with emotional and developmental disabilities. When Kevin’s day is going well, he is able to complete tasks when gently cued and directed by others. Kevin, with direct supervision, can play quite well with children younger than he is, and gets along well, too, with older children who have a basic understanding of his challenges. Kevin is also able to use self-soothing tools and to cognitively process right and wrong. Kevin’s favorite playthings are remote controlled car and airplanes, which can occupy him for long periods of time. Kevin says that Physical Education is his favorite subject at school. While he doesn’t like team sports, he enjoys being able to go outside and engage in physical activities. He seems to like just about anything that allows him to use his gross motor skills, A small family with where he could be an only child, or have one or two older siblings could be a good placement for Kevin. Having kind, nurturing, patient adults who can interact with him routinely in calm yet firm ways and who have a good grasp of his daily needs will go a long way toward helping Kevin succeed in a new family. Of course, his adoptive folk(s) must be strong advocates and be able to work closely with treatment professionals to achieve the best outcomes for Kevin.
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