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A Conversation About Evidenced-Based Practices in Early Intervention

Joey Bishop-Manton, Director, Mecklenburg CDSA On November 30th a passionate and vocal group of folks invested in early intervention met for a Community Café at the Mecklenburg County CDSA.  Community Cafes are modeled after the World Café whose tag line is “To Shape Our World through Conversations that Matter.”  Kind of heady stuff but we […]

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Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes: Supporting the Relationships among Parents, Therapists and Child Care Program Staff

Sherri Read, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Fostering relationships takes time, and when early intervention services are provided within a child care classroom, communication can be challenging, yet not impossible. A key point in nurturing any relationship is taking time to understand each person’s perspective. There are many people involved – parents, classroom teacher, child […]

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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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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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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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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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Keep Calm and Reflect On…Then It’s Your Turn to Share

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA The struggle is real, folks.  You’ve likely had that moment with families when you’re asking about daily routines and how a child is participating in each one, making sure to talk about how all areas of development tie into them all.  Then it happens – you […]

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Diversity with a Difference – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Wow, summer is not joking around this year!  We got together a few weeks ago for our monthly Table Talk Wednesday event here in Charlotte, NC, and boy, was it hot!  Fortunately, we had ice cream to help cool us off as we talked about […]

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Who You Gonna Call? I Ain’t Afraid of No Myth! – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Well, we were a bit out of the loop after having to cancel the February Table Talk Wednesday event due to bad weather, but we were able to jump right back in to talk about common myths related to coaching interactions with families in early […]

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Gotta Love a Dancing COW!

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, people – here we are again with another Concept of the Week, or COW!  Locally, we’ve been thinking more about what it looks like when service coordinators get to sit in on visits with providers.  Take a look at this conversation-starter…. The Big Dance! […]

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