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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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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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Not Another New Year’s Resolution Blog

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, there – I said it.  We have officially entered 2015, and I’m sure you’ve been bombarded with emails about how to keep your resolutions this year.  This is different, however, because this post isn’t just about seeing whether or not you can get the scale […]

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A Tale of Two Coaches

Written by Stacy Campbell, MS, CCC-SLP Regional Clinical Supervisor, and Michaela Greene, MS, CCC-SLP Clinical Compliance Specialist, both with Speechcenter, Inc.; Introduction by Lisa Cloninger, Unit Supervisor, Mecklenburg County CDSA In February 2014, ten of our network providers and four CDSA staff kicked off the six-month-long journey to becoming Master Coaches. M’Lisa Sheldon and Dathan Rush at the Family Infant Preschool […]

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They Didn’t Teach Me This In College!

Written by Maria Kosuda, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mecklenburg County CDSA May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and a time to celebrate communication.  I was reminiscing with a fellow SLP, and we talked about the fact that almost everything we know and do now was not taught to us in college.  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) is celebrating […]

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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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Primary Provider Model – Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Several years ago in North Carolina, there was talk about moving to a primary provider model for delivering early intervention services.  This came out of a long period of concentrated study that drew upon the work of nationally-recognized experts on early childhood intervention service delivery.  Chief among the resources that informed this work was the […]

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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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