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Mythbusters: But Someone Told Me….

Written by Lindsey Moss, MSW, LCSW and Unit Supervisor, Mecklenburg County CDSA As a parent of a young child and an early intervention professional, I am reminded daily that being a parent is quite arguably one of the hardest jobs.  Parents have the awesome responsibility of not only keeping another human alive, but they are also charged […]

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The Importance of Attachment

Written by Christine Milano, LMHC, Mecklenburg County CDSA As an early intervention provider, every time you walk through the door of a family’s home, you assess multiple variables.  Am I safe?  What’s the mood of the family? Where is the dog?  Is the family distracted with texting? How is the child using communication or motor […]

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Feeding the Whole Child

Written by Kristen Weddle, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Mecklenburg County CDSA There are a variety of services available within Part-C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, physical therapy, and family counseling, just to name a few.  Nutrition services is also a Part C service.  When looking at all […]

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Is There an App for That?

Written by Sarah Midgett, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mecklenburg County CDSA Technology.  It is all around us.  Our world is rapidly becoming pixilated and industrialized, online and plugged in.  School systems are issuing iPads and tablets to help children learn and have access to information.  Nowadays, technology is evolving faster than we could have ever dreamed.  “Smart” phones are now […]

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“Welcome to My World”

Written by Melida Baldera, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA I am surrounded by the repeating sound of a TV cartoon song named “64 Zoo Lane.”  My three-year-old daughter has been singing this song non-stop for about twenty minutes.  “Welcome to my World.”  I am not referring to the assessment tool which early intervention practitioners use as an open window […]

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Behaviors, Behaviors, Behaviors, Oh My! – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg  County CDSA Here in Mecklenburg County, NC, we have completed our first monthly roundtable discussion for our early interventionists to discuss issues surrounding behaviors during visits with families.  Elizabeth Sweet, MA CCC-SLP, and Lindsey Moss, LCSWA, were great facilitators, and it was a wonderful forum for folks to […]

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Early Intervention from a “Seasoned” Perspective

Written by Ilene Sherry, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mecklenburg County CDSA “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.  It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”                            -Albert Einstein Oh, the twists and turns our fields have gone through in the past thirty years, and I have taken all the turns.  […]

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