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EI for the Holidays! A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Oh, the weather outside is….well…pretty mild, but getting cooler here in Mecklenburg County!  We got together for our Table Talk Wednesday event last month to talk about EI for the Holidays, and our facilitators were ready with a great frame-up for us.  Lennie Latham, Program […]

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I’m Gonna Be a Master Coach…..Oh Dear….

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, bear with me.  I’m freaking out a little having a reflective moment about my upcoming journey of becoming a Master Coach so I can learn more about providing support around coaching interactions to other professionals to enhance their practices with children and families.  For […]

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Which Comes First, Medical Needs or Family Routines? A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA The weather is certainly cooling down here in Charlotte, but that didn’t stop us from having a great discussion last month here at our Table Talk Wednesday event!  We decided to spend some time focusing on supports and services for families when children have more […]

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Rules to Engagement: Relationships Built on Respect and Relevance

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA;  Additional contribution by AnneLouise O’Brien, Social Worker and Evaluator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Here at the Mecklenburg County CDSA, we are fortunate to have a system in place that allows us to get together on a monthly basis, as a whole agency, to learn about different […]

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Coaching: What’s Not to Like? (Ode to the End of Master Coach Training)

Written by Cris Loesser, Unit Supervisor, Mecklenburg County CDSA The second cohort of M’Lisa Sheldon and Dathan Rush’s Master Coach training was coming to an end.  For the past six months, I had been learning how to coach other Early Interventionists to become coaches to families.  Despite being a total rookie, or maybe because of […]

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We Can’t Forget About Dad – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, Mecklenburg County, if you haven’t come to a Table Talk Wednesday event yet, you’re really missing out!  Our last event was one of our best yet with a full house as we talked about involving fathers in early intervention services.  Our facilitators did a […]

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When IFSPs Start in the NICU

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, or NICA for short.  When I look back over the NICU blogs that we’ve posted over the last 2 years, I realize how much I love the different perspectives you can take on these babies who are fighting […]

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Making Something Out of Nothing – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We have officially started our third year of hosting Table Talk Wednesday events here in Mecklenburg County – yay us!  After getting iced out back in February, we knew we wanted to try again and talk about assistive technology and how to use what families […]

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What’s Your Definition of Home?

Written by Kesha Lynch, MSW, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA When early intervention professionals hear the term “natural environment” as it relates to supporting children and families, settings such as the family’s home, park, playground, or child care center may come to mind.  But what does “home” really mean?  What happens when we are […]

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How Do You Balance the Moos?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Here we are with another fantastic COW, or Concept of the Week!  We’ve been talking a lot about joint planning and reflective questions, and hopefully you’ve had a chance to try it out with the families you serve.  There comes a time, though, when it […]

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