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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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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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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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So, You Have to Make the Call – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Happy New Year to all of our Table Talk Wednesday fans!  Luckily for us, our first event of the year came just in time – 2 more days and Icemaggeddon 2016 was upon us!  We had great attendance for our second discussion about working with […]

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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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Using Reflective Questions to Empower Parents – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA The sun was out, and we were raring to go for this month’s Table Talk Wednesday event as we talked about using reflective questions with families as we’re providing supports.  We had Maria Kosuda, Speech-Language Pathologist with the CDSA, and Sarah Turza, Developmental Specialist with the […]

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Moo-ing Along on EI Easy Street

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA You guessed it – another COW (or Concept of the Week),is coming your way!  We talk a lot about how changing just one thing to move toward natural, routines-based supports can make all the difference, and incorporating joint planning into your visits is a great […]

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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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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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There’s a Line – What’s Your Take?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Last week, we had an amazing Table Talk Wednesday event where we were discussing boundaries when working with families as early intervention professionals.  As I am putting together that Recap, I wonder what other thoughts are out there from folks who weren’t able to attend.  Here are […]

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