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Thirteen day old smiling newborn baby boy wearing a gray crocheted elephant hat and diaper cover. He is sleeping on his stomach on gray fleece fabric.

Ready, Set, Push! Birthing the PSP Pilot

Lisa Cloninger, MSW, Mecklenburg CDSA Unit Supervisor Did you know that the gestation period for a cow is 10 months? For dolphins, it’s 12 months. For elephants, 18 to 22 months. The winner is the octopus, though. It has a gestation period of 4.5 years! Believe it or not, we have been working on coaching […]

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A Conversation About Evidenced-Based Practices in Early Intervention

Joey Bishop-Manton, Director, Mecklenburg CDSA On November 30th a passionate and vocal group of folks invested in early intervention met for a Community Café at the Mecklenburg County CDSA.  Community Cafes are modeled after the World Café whose tag line is “To Shape Our World through Conversations that Matter.”  Kind of heady stuff but we […]

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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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Gotta Love a Dancing COW!

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, people – here we are again with another Concept of the Week, or COW!  Locally, we’ve been thinking more about what it looks like when service coordinators get to sit in on visits with providers.  Take a look at this conversation-starter…. The Big Dance! […]

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