Marcos- Talk about progress in leaps and bounds, which is exactly how Marcos reacts when he is excited! Marcos has made great progress in just the last 2 years. He has learned to eat and communicate. He can now use complete sentences, with prompting, and LOVES to eat. He really gets excited about going out to restaurants. Marcos is part of a committed support system. He learns from his older siblings and by following their speech and behavior. He minds ‘pretty well’, according to his foster mother. She may have to prompt him more than once, but still gets tickled when he imitates her “stern” voice. Marcos understands he can be a charming fellow. He will let you know when he is upset about something, but is making progress in expressing himself more appropriately. He responds well to rewards and positive reinforcement. If you have a sticker, he has the time! Marcos really likes to watch cartoons of almost any kind and his favorites are his cartoon movies. He can repeat the whole movie and even imitate their movements. Marcos also enjoys going out to movies and will talk along with them as well. He plays with action figures of any kind, but one of his best pals is his stuffed frog. Marcos is not afraid of physical activity and looks forward to the family’s nightly walks. He is very observant and will notice if they take a different direction. Marcos also enjoys going to church with his family and does very well during services. He is often inspired and actively participates in church services. Marcos is an affectionate child and likes hugs and kisses. He participates is a specialized program at his school and is making great strides with phonetic reading. This last year has shown his greatest improvement. Marcos’ family will need to develop a daily routine. This is very important with minimal changes and Marcos may require a lot of preparation when big changes are coming. He has an excellent memory so follow through is especially important. He loves to be loved and will return affection happily. In the last year he has demonstrated just a small part of his promise and potential, with the right team he could go GOLD!
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