Christopher, 7, is doing well in special-education classes at a prekindergarten level. He's verbal and sociable and can handle routine activities with ease.
This is remarkable because he was abused and sustained brain damage when he was an infant. Though he has a problem remembering long-range instructions, he follows on-the-spot directions without problems.
Coloring with crayons and drawing houses and flowers are his favorite activities. He also likes riding a bike in the neighborhood, swimming in the local pool, and playing tag and hide-and-seek.