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Toddler With Christmas Bow On Stairs In Pajamas

EI for the Holidays! A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Oh, the weather outside is….well…pretty mild, but getting cooler here in Mecklenburg County!  We got together for our Table Talk Wednesday event last month to talk about EI for the Holidays, and our facilitators were ready with a great frame-up for us.  Lennie Latham, Program […]

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Smokey Toy Bag

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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Bumbos, Bouncy Seats, and Baby Walkers

Written by Ashiya Hassan, DPT, PCS, Mecklenburg County CDSA As providers of early intervention services, parents often ask our opinion on the use of various types of positioning equipment for their child. Sometimes the parent initiates the conversation, and other times the provider may find an opportunity to share suggestions. Here is a discussion about three […]

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Is There an App for That?

Written by Sarah Midgett, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mecklenburg County CDSA Technology.  It is all around us.  Our world is rapidly becoming pixilated and industrialized, online and plugged in.  School systems are issuing iPads and tablets to help children learn and have access to information.  Nowadays, technology is evolving faster than we could have ever dreamed.  “Smart” phones are now […]

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My Personal Evolution as an Early Intervention Therapist – Announcing the Much-Deserved Retirement of Mr. Potato Head

Written by Wendy Teal, Speech-Language Pathologist, Pediatric Theraplay, Inc. When I first started providing “natural environment” speech therapy, it looked a lot different from the model we have evolved to use today.  I had my trusty fallback toys like “Mr. Potato Head,” bubbles, and novel books and puzzles that I knew exactly how to use […]

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