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Pets in the Home – What’s Your Take?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA So there you are, an early interventionist, ready to go and meet a new family,……and there it is, a dog.  Not just any dog, but one that seems sure that the two of you are going to be best friends (or the worst of enemies…but I digress).  […]

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To iPad, or Not to iPad….That is the Question – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA If you’re looking for a great place to have a conversation about early intervention experiences in the field, as well as an opportunity to learn from your peers, look no further!  Table Talk Wednesdays are the place to be, and this month’s event was certainly one […]

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An Infant’s Challenge with Sickle Cell Disease

Written by Nia Imani-Pontes, CMSW, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Imagine you’re visiting with a family, and you and the parent observe the infant trying to pick up one of his toys.  The mother shares that her son has been fussy for some time.  Upon closer observation, you both notice that his hands are swollen, and each time […]

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Lost? Use an Eco-map!

Written by AnneLouise O’Brien, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA No, an eco-map won’t geographically lead you to a family’s home, but it is a way to get to know a family better once you are in their home.  In our work as early interventionists, we spend a lot of time looking at a child’s skills in the context […]

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This is the IFSP that Jack’s Team Built

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA In early intervention, everything we do has to be tied to a family’s ability to function more successfully in their daily routines and activity settings.  Sure, families come to us because some specific concern for their child – maybe this little guy was referred because his pediatrician felt […]

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“I talk with words and listen with my ears. My Daddy talks with signs and listens with his eyes.”

Written by Lindsey Gregory, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA I asked my stepdaughter, Kaitlyn, what makes her relationship with her dad so special.  Her response, as she rolled her eyes and gave me the you-wouldn’t-understand look was, “I talk with words and listen with my ears.  My Daddy talks with signs and listens with his eyes.” […]

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Siblings, Who Invited Them to the Party? – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Well, folks, we have officially completed the last of our Table Talk Wednesday events for the first year of EI Excellence, and what a year it has been!  We have rounded out our topics with a rich discussion about how to include siblings when working with […]

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I’m a Rock Star at Daycare….But Where Are the Teacher and Parent? – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We are really making our way through the list of interesting topics for our Table Talk Wednesday events, and this month’s landed on how things look when children in our program are in daycare settings during the day.  Nicole Cyphert, MS, OTR/L and Director of Integration […]

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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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