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Ethnicity: White British
Katie is a happy baby who usually wakes up smiling. She has lived with her current carers since she was 10 days old. Katie has poor muscle tone which means she has to be handled as if a new baby. Katie has been identified as a child with special needs; the extent of these needs is not yet clear due to her age. Tests have proved inconclusive, but it is thought Katie will have special educational needs and may need continuing care. Katie is beginning to sit unaided for a few minutes and likes to push herself along on her back. She is having physiotherapy to help her develop the right muscles to develop her mobility. Katie is now beginning to eat more solids.
Katie’s carer describes her as being a delightful little girl and says her smile makes everything worthwhile. Katie is aware when her carer leaves the room and is responsive when she returns. Katie is aware of new environments and can be unsettled by change, taking time to settle down. Katie likes having close contact with people and being cuddled. She thrives on attention, enjoys watching people, and loves company and other children. Katie likes having baths, she needs great care at bath time as she appears to have no muscle control and can have spasms in the bath. However Katie now has special equipment which gives her support and helps her feel secure.
Contact: Letterbox contact is envisaged with her birth parents.