|Last Profile Update:||09/09/20|
Susan, known as Susie, is affectionate and lovingly reliant on the support of her caregivers to meet all her needs. Susie really enjoys using different entertainment devices like the Ipod and Ipad to watch her favorite movies. Some of her favorites are Sponge Bob, Charlotte’s Web, and The Little Mermaid as well as a variety of cartoons. When she is ready to settle down Susie enjoys having her caregivers read her a picture book. She will engage with the book and reader pointing her finger at her favorite pictures and attempting to verbalize some of the words on each page. Coloring books are another favorite activity and do require hand over hand assistance. Excitement abounds once the picture is complete as Susie attempts to say the name of the object she colored. Other relaxing activities include playing video games, watching television, electronic toys and early learning puzzles. However you will find that she will move from activity to activity due to her short attention span. Her current school finds that she is focused on the adult caregivers, who meet all her needs, rather than the other youth in the classroom. An adoptive family would need to be willing to make a life-long commitment to caring for Suzie, and be strong advocates to ensure the special needs for this happy girl are always met.