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The Tickle Technique

Kristy Krantz, PT – Sprout Developmental Services Working in early intervention we have to be creative and support parents to think outside the box, tailoring learning and development activities to the specific likes and interests of the child and family. As a physical therapist, I often help parents explore how to incorporate strengthening activities into […]

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Ready, Set, Push! Birthing the PSP Pilot

Lisa Cloninger, MSW, Mecklenburg CDSA Unit Supervisor Did you know that the gestation period for a cow is 10 months? For dolphins, it’s 12 months. For elephants, 18 to 22 months. The winner is the octopus, though. It has a gestation period of 4.5 years! Believe it or not, we have been working on coaching […]

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Helping Families Manage the Battle Over Food and Nutrition

  Kristen L. Brown Weddle, MS, RD, LDN CDSA Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist As Early Interventionists, we’ve all had an infant or toddler on our caseload who was having trouble gaining weight, getting the proper nutrition, or growing as expected. Maybe they were just picky eaters or maybe there was another reason, but helping parents and […]

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COWs Want To Know What Coaching Looks Like, Too!

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We had another great COW, or Concept of the Week, discussion here at the Mecklenburg County CDSA, and yes, it still makes me happy to say we had a cow!  🙂  Anyway, we were focused this time on characteristics of coaching and what it does […]

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Shout Out to Social Workers!

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA, with contributions from some of our great social workers at the Mecklenburg County CDSA 🙂 There are so many great things about having a website like EI Excellence, and one of them is realizing how many opportunities we have to cheer each other on in […]

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Rules to Engagement: Are They Really In Denial?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Families feel a lot of things when we’re involved in their lives as early interventionists, and it’s important to validate those feelings throughout our time with them.  Some are happy we’re there, some aren’t so stoked to have us around, and some probably don’t really […]

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So, You Have to Make the Call – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Happy New Year to all of our Table Talk Wednesday fans!  Luckily for us, our first event of the year came just in time – 2 more days and Icemaggeddon 2016 was upon us!  We had great attendance for our second discussion about working with […]

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It’s Not About Us in 2016

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA;  Additional contribution by Peggy Kemp, Infant-Toddler Technical Assistance Specialist, Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS) Happy New Year everyone!  EI Excellence is excited to be heading into the new year with new ideas and thinking about new ways to connect with early intervention professionals around the […]

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