Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, or NICA for short. When I look back over the NICU blogs that we’ve posted over the last 2 years, I realize how much I love the different perspectives you can take on these babies who are fighting […]
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Written by Kesha Lynch, MSW, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA When early intervention professionals hear the term “natural environment” as it relates to supporting children and families, settings such as the family’s home, park, playground, or child care center may come to mind. But what does “home” really mean? What happens when we are […]
Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA The struggle is real, folks. You’ve likely had that moment with families when you’re asking about daily routines and how a child is participating in each one, making sure to talk about how all areas of development tie into them all. Then it happens – you […]
The focus of this 1.5 hour webinar will be on the importance of social emotional development and lifelong outcomes for young children with disabilities. Specific topics will include:
- Research evidence that highlights the importance of healthy and positive relationships between children and their parents and/or caregivers.
Cultural, ethnic, racial, and linguistic variations on parent-child interactions and expectations.
Considerations for military families (e.g., absence due to deployments, reunification, parenting from afar, etc.)
- The importance of Family-Centered Practices.
- Typical relationship struggles between parents/caregivers and children with disabilities.
- Parent coaching strategies to support parents and caregivers as they develop healthy and positive relationships with their children.
Visit https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork1 on 8/6/15 after registering to participate in this webinar.
Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Wow, summer is not joking around this year! We got together a few weeks ago for our monthly Table Talk Wednesday event here in Charlotte, NC, and boy, was it hot! Fortunately, we had ice cream to help cool us off as we talked about […]
Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much respect I have for the people surrounding my work, both directly and indirectly. I get to hear about people’s experiences locally, from around the state, and nationally – I even got a call from an out-of-state […]
Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA The sun was out, and we were raring to go for this month’s Table Talk Wednesday event as we talked about using reflective questions with families as we’re providing supports. We had Maria Kosuda, Speech-Language Pathologist with the CDSA, and Sarah Turza, Developmental Specialist with the […]
Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA You guessed it – another COW (or Concept of the Week),is coming your way! We talk a lot about how changing just one thing to move toward natural, routines-based supports can make all the difference, and incorporating joint planning into your visits is a great […]
Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We had another great Concept of the Week, or COW, here at the Mecklenburg County CDSA, and we wanted to share it with all of you to see what you think! We went a different way with this one to focus more on how we […]
Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA You guessed it….the Mecklenburg County CDSA has been discussing another Concept of the Week, or COW! This one was about how to promote Natural Learning Environment Practices by not relying on toy bags during early intervention visits. We started with this video where Families Talk About […]