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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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They Didn’t Teach Me This In College!

Written by Maria Kosuda, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mecklenburg County CDSA May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and a time to celebrate communication.  I was reminiscing with a fellow SLP, and we talked about the fact that almost everything we know and do now was not taught to us in college.  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) is celebrating […]

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How Do They Come Up with These Outcomes? – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Well, we survived Snowmaggedon here in Mecklenburg County just in time for our latest Table Talk Wednesday event.  While we had a smaller group this time around, we had some new faces, both from the CDSA and from our provider network – yay!  This month, our […]

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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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Da Plan, Da Plan – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA When we met for last month’s event, we talked about coaching as an interaction style, so we followed up this month with a discussion about joint planning.  We had Wendy Teal, Speech-Language Pathologist and owner of Pediatric Theraplay, Inc., and Amanda Forbis, Service Coordinator with […]

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