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Off The Charts

Written by Audrey Midthun, Mother, Mecklenburg County There is a scale of measurement to gauge how a child is developing.  If you don’t know this before your children are born, you quickly learn it once they arrive.  It starts minutes after birth with the APGAR test.  How quickly are they responding to outside stimuli, and are […]

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From Jack of All Trades to Master Coach

Written by Lisa Cloninger, Unit Supervisor, Mecklenburg County CDSA My grandmother used to call me a “Jack of all trades and master of none,” which meant I knew a little about a lot of things.  I can tell you that being a “Jack of all trades” comes in handy when working in early intervention.  It […]

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It’s Puzzling When There’s a Question of Autism – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Wow, what a great crowd we had this month for our Table Talk Wednesday event!  It surely was a hot topic as we discussed what happens when there’s a question of autism when working with families in early intervention, quite appropriate for April’s Autism Awareness Month.  Pamela […]

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Where is Your Courage?

Written by John Ellis, Director, Mecklenburg County CDSA I had the experience recently of being invited to do a brief presentation on early intervention to a local parents’ group for families with infants and toddlers with disabilities.  I was excited to get the invitation, as I had been trying to meet with their new parents’ group […]

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DSS – Who Are They, and What Do We Do With Them? A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA As we choose topics for our Table Talk Wednesday events, we look at our work from a variety of angles.  One of those has been teaming, and our last discussion looked more closely at how to branch out and include folks from the Department of Social […]

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Feeding the Whole Child

Written by Kristen Weddle, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Mecklenburg County CDSA There are a variety of services available within Part-C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, physical therapy, and family counseling, just to name a few.  Nutrition services is also a Part C service.  When looking at all […]

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“I Really Don’t Have to Know It All?”

Written by Tami Dietz, Supervisor, Mecklenburg County CDSA Empowering Families.  Building Confidence and Competence.  These are fairly new terms in early intervention, and we’ve heard them, and probably even thrown them around some, but do we really know what they mean?  As professionals working in this field, it is our common code to want to […]

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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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