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Using Reflective Questions to Empower Parents – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

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 […]

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Moo-ing Along on EI Easy Street

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 […]

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Even the COW Wonders about Toy Bag Dependence….

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 […]

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They’re Too Little for This to Affect Them….Right?

Written by Shannon Winsjansen, MSW, LCSWA, Mecklenburg County CDSA April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 8, 2015, the Mecklenburg County CDSA planted blue and silver pinwheels in front of the Carlton G. Watkins Center to raise awareness and promote a healthy and safe start for all children.  As early interventionists, this is […]

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Who You Gonna Call? I Ain’t Afraid of No Myth! – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Well, we were a bit out of the loop after having to cancel the February Table Talk Wednesday event due to bad weather, but we were able to jump right back in to talk about common myths related to coaching interactions with families in early […]

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Welcome to the Farm, Come See our COWs!

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, so we haven’t actually started a farm here at the Mecklenburg County CDSA, but how funny would it be to see us try! In lieu of livestock, we have decided to take on bits and pieces of the information we’ve learned over the years […]

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A Closer Look at Coaching in Natural Learning Environments

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Here in Mecklenburg County, NC, we have completed the second refresher training in how to coach families in natural learning environments, and we got to spend another day with none other than M’Lisa Shelden, PT, PhD, and Dathan Rush, EdD, CCC-SLP. If you remember, we posted […]

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Cringe-Worthy Moments – What’s Your Take?

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, people, time to share the dirt.  We recently had a fantastic training with Dr. M’Lisa Sheldon and Dr. Dathan Rush from FIPP where we were discussing our role with families as coaches in early intervention (recap blog coming soon….stay tuned!).  They shared a great story […]

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Are They Just Not That Into Me? – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We took a little breather around the end of the year, and we came into January ready to tackle a new subject for our Table Talk Wednesday event – what happens when we get the feeling that a family doesn’t want to participate in early intervention […]

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Not Another New Year’s Resolution Blog

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, there – I said it.  We have officially entered 2015, and I’m sure you’ve been bombarded with emails about how to keep your resolutions this year.  This is different, however, because this post isn’t just about seeing whether or not you can get the scale […]

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