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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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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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A Tale of Two Coaches

Written by Stacy Campbell, MS, CCC-SLP Regional Clinical Supervisor, and Michaela Greene, MS, CCC-SLP Clinical Compliance Specialist, both with Speechcenter, Inc.; Introduction by Lisa Cloninger, Unit Supervisor, Mecklenburg County CDSA In February 2014, ten of our network providers and four CDSA staff kicked off the six-month-long journey to becoming Master Coaches. M’Lisa Sheldon and Dathan Rush at the Family Infant Preschool […]

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The Tiniest of Them All….Preemies – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA We serve all different types of families who come to us for different reasons, and at our Table Talk Wednesday events, we’ve covered so many wonderful topics.  This time, we talked about families who have premature infants in the home.  Ruth LaRoche, Physical Therapist with First […]

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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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From the NICU, to EI, and Beyond

Written by Raizel Kahn, Mother of 24-weeker triplets, Mecklenburg County Six years ago, I gave birth to triplet boys at 24 weeks, 0 days gestation.  Each weighed only 1 lb. 6 oz.  Two of the boys left the NICU after 100 days, and the third came home after 180 days with a trach and a home-health nurse. […]

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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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