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What’s Your Definition of Home?

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 […]

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Keep Calm and Reflect On…Then It’s Your Turn to Share

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 […]

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Diversity with a Difference – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

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 […]

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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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Gotta Love a Dancing COW!

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA OK, people – here we are again with another Concept of the Week, or COW!  Locally, we’ve been thinking more about what it looks like when service coordinators get to sit in on visits with providers.  Take a look at this conversation-starter…. The Big Dance! […]

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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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Coaching – Families with Medical Concerns

Written by Linda Molina, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Early intervention professionals strive to support families in a variety of ways that relate to their child’s development and ability to participate in the family’s everyday activities. Families will frequently bring up concerns about their child’s health since medical issues can directly impact participation in daily routines […]

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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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