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From Jack of All Trades to Master Coach

Written by Lisa Cloninger, Unit Supervisor, Mecklenburg County CDSA My grandmother used to call me a “Jack of all trades and master of none,” which meant I knew a little about a lot of things.  I can tell you that being a “Jack of all trades” comes in handy when working in early intervention.  It […]

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It’s Not Just About…..

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County  CDSA So, the other day, I was flipping through the channels and ran across one of the oh-so-many weight loss shows.  Of course, within a few minutes, I hear the familiar phrase, “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change!”  Because my brain never really turns […]

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Chasing the Cheese

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA  “He knew that when you change what you believe, you change what you do.” – Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese As early interventionists, we take much pride in the work that we do.  Being able to make a difference in others’ lives is so rewarding, and […]

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The Cheese – You Know the Move is Coming

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA “Movement in a new direction helps find new cheese.” – Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese As professionals, we know that there is constant motion in improving the field of early intervention.  A shift starts as a thought, moves into research, lines up with the law, […]

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Top Ten Things for New Providers to Know

Written by Elaine Aldridge, Provider Contract Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA So the Service Coordinator (SC) is going to come to one of your intervention sessions…what’s a provider to do?  Not to worry, service coordinators aren’t coming to the “monitoring visit” to check up on you or to witness the “perfect” treatment session.  The SC is […]

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