James (Age 11)
James enjoys playing outside and being active. He loves all kinds of sports. He is currently on a basketball team and hopes to join a baseball team as well. He is an active swimmer and is interested in football and soccer. James also loves music. He prefers pop music and Taylor Swift’s song “Look What You Made Me Do” is a favorite of his. James is creative and has written some of his own song lyrics and makes his own artwork. At school, James is a visual learner and his favorite classes are recess and math. He is interested in cars and his dream is to own a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. James also likes Pokémon, playing video games, and putting things together like Legos. He has a wide range of favorite foods, including carrots, cupcakes, and Orange Chicken. Steak ‘n Shake is one of his top picks when it comes to restaurants, and he loves to get a cookie dough shake. At home, James is happy to help with cooking.
What Others Say About James
James likes to help people and has been described as caring, sweet, loving, and kind. When at home, he likes to lend a hand with chores. When at school, he likes to assist teachers and his peers. Some of James’ identified strengths include being friendly, having good manners, and encouraging others to stay positive.
What You Can Do for James
A family who is patient is key for James. James requires a family that can provide structure and set up routines. This family will need to advocate for James’ emotional and educational needs and make sure he continues to receive the appropriate services. The family should be trained for specialized care and willing to understand how to parent a child with James’ specific needs. James is comforted by personal contact which will help him to calm down.