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“I’m a Service Coordinator, So I Don’t Need Early Intervention!”

by Megan C. Jones, Mecklenburg CDSA Service Coordinator Yep, you read the title correctly. But before you think about it too much, let me give you some background inspiration. I’m the proud first-time parent of a beautiful, incredibly sassy, and bright little 2-year-old girl. It was the perfect pregnancy–no complications outside of not being able […]

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It Just Makes “Sense” to look at the Family’s Routines. A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

by Katherine Stimpson, Early Intervention Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg CDSA The sound of a ticking clock, chalk squeaking on a chalkboard, and food that has a texture that makes your body squirm. We all have sensory processing differences that set us apart from one another. As early intervention providers, we are tasked with supporting families in […]

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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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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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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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