Right Track is a child find program used to identify infants and toddlers that may be at-risk for developmental delays.
This is accomplished through formal multidisciplinary developmental screenings, referrals to appropriated services as needed, and educating families regarding their child's development. Each region in the state has a Right Track program that screens infants and toddlers for potential developmental delays.
In Region 8, Right Track works collaboratively with DD Program Managers at Badlands Human Service Center and the infant development providers at the KIDS Program. Typically, Right Track receives referrals for screenings from Badlands Human Service Center, but is also the follow-up contact for failed newborn hearing screenings identified from the North Dakota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. Referral sources include families, physicians, daycare providers, and the KIDS Program to name a few. Most screenings are scheduled to occur in the child's home environment at the convenience of the family. In Region 8, Right Track and the KIDS Program cover the same eight county service area.
Right Track is one of the leading referral sources for early intervention across the state as well as in Region 8. The KIDS Program reports that nearly half of their referrals come from the Right Track Program. Right Track in Region 8 is associated with the KIDS Program and contracted to HIT from the North Dakota Department of Human Services.