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Drum Roll, Please….

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Hi everyone!  Remember a little while back when we threw our challenge out there to rename our blog here on EI Excellence?  Well, we’ve done even better than that!  We’re excited to announce not only our new blog name, but also our new logo: Many thanks […]

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We Can’t Forget About Dad – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, Mecklenburg County, if you haven’t come to a Table Talk Wednesday event yet, you’re really missing out!  Our last event was one of our best yet with a full house as we talked about involving fathers in early intervention services.  Our facilitators did a […]

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When IFSPs Start in the NICU

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, or NICA for short.  When I look back over the NICU blogs that we’ve posted over the last 2 years, I realize how much I love the different perspectives you can take on these babies who are fighting […]

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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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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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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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Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: Promoting Positive Relationships

The focus of this 1.5 hour webinar will be on the importance of social emotional development and lifelong outcomes for young children with disabilities. Specific topics will include:

    • Research evidence that highlights the importance of healthy and positive relationships between children and their parents and/or caregivers.

Cultural, ethnic, racial, and linguistic variations on parent-child interactions and expectations.
Considerations for military families (e.g., absence due to deployments, reunification, parenting from afar, etc.)

  • The importance of Family-Centered Practices.
  • Typical relationship struggles between parents/caregivers and children with disabilities.
  • Parent coaching strategies to support parents and caregivers as they develop healthy and positive relationships with their children.

Visit https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork1 on 8/6/15 after registering to participate in this webinar.

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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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How Do You Balance the Moos?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Here we are with another fantastic COW, or Concept of the Week!  We’ve been talking a lot about joint planning and reflective questions, and hopefully you’ve had a chance to try it out with the families you serve.  There comes a time, though, when it […]

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Your “Stuff” as an Early Interventionist – What’s Your Take?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much respect I have for the people surrounding my work, both directly and indirectly.  I get to hear about people’s experiences locally, from around the state, and nationally – I even got a call from an out-of-state […]

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