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Crying Tummy Time

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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Autism Puzzle Piece

It’s Puzzling When There’s a Question of Autism – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Wow, what a great crowd we had this month for our Table Talk Wednesday event!  It surely was a hot topic as we discussed what happens when there’s a question of autism when working with families in early intervention, quite appropriate for April’s Autism Awareness Month.  Pamela […]

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Toddler's Touch

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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