Tatyana comes from a one parent family. Despite being blind she knows who her mother and grandmother are and can tell when unknown or new people are talking to her. Tatyana reacts very well to the spoken word and shows her pleasure when she is praised. She learned to smile quite late but is now smiling more and more often and sometimes breaks into chuckles. She also smiles during tactile stimulation and loves having her hair brushed. Tatyana is 9 years old.