Tag Archives | Service Coordination


Rules to Engagement: Families in the NICU

Written by Michelle Allen, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA So you have a referral that comes to you for a baby that is still in the hospital.  You are scheduling your visits and preparing yourself for next steps.  The parents you see might at first seem scared, defensive, unsure, or feeling helpless.  But what you […]

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Hmmmm, Where Can I Pencil You In?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Scheduling is one of the more challenging parts of our work sometimes because we’re never in one place for very long – and that’s when it’s just a regular week!  Now that the holiday season is right around the corner, it’s about to get even […]

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Six Things Audiologists Want You to Know

Written by Melissa Karp, Au.D., Novant Health Audiology, Mecklenburg County Pediatric audiologists are the professionals who diagnose, evaluate and treat hearing loss in children.  It sounds simple when stated like that, but the process encompasses coordinating care with other medical specialists and early interventionists, managing technology, and – most importantly – working with families to accept a diagnosis […]

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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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What Routine? – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Well, folks, we had another amazing Table Talk Wednesday event here in Mecklenburg County, and this time, we met to discuss family routines.  Facilitated by Stacy Campbell, Speech-Language Pathologist with Speech Center, and Nancy Higginson, Sr. Case Coordinator with the CDSA, we had a nice mix […]

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Is Your Mother Home? Great! How About Your Father?

Written by John Ellis, Director, Mecklenburg County CDSA On a recent home visit, Anna, an early intervention service coordinator, is surprised to find Jacob’s dad at home, in addition to his mom, for the scheduled IFSP review.  This is the first time that she has met Dad, as he is usually at work during the day […]

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