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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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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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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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It’s Not Just About…..

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County  CDSA So, the other day, I was flipping through the channels and ran across one of the oh-so-many weight loss shows.  Of course, within a few minutes, I hear the familiar phrase, “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change!”  Because my brain never really turns […]

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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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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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“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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