Improving Family Quality of Life
About Me
I am a mother to 2 boys:  Andrew and Owen.  My life as a mother continues to teach me so much about development, temperament, patience and enjoying the small moments in life.

I attended UNC-Chapel Hill for  my undergraduate and graduate studies in early intervention. I worked 8 years in private and public classroom settings with preschool children with developmental disabilities.  I became frustrated with how little time I was able to spend helping families in their relationships with their children.  I loved being in the classroom teaching, but I wanted parents to gain confidence in their abilities to guide their children at home as well.

In March 2007 I began training to become a certified consultant for Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) while still teaching in the classroom.  In June 2007 I decided to leave the classroom and begin my own business, Developmental Discoveries, LLC.  I am now working with families implementing RDI as a certified RDI consultant.

Beginning January 2010 I began working with children ages birth-3 providing community based rehabilitative services (CBRS).  I enjoy being able to work with children and families earlier in their developmental stages to give families guidance and support.

I have observed significant improvements in each family's quality of life both in their home and in the community. We celebrate each small step their child makes toward greater independence and developing their unique sense of self.

I provide families with the support they need to gain confidence in their abilities to guide and interact with their children.

Look forward to meeting you.

Karen Beavers, M.Ed.