Houston County Public Health
Follow Along Program
Houston County Public Health Department
611 Vista Dr, Ste 1, Caledonia, MN, 55921-1189
Distance: 1021 Miles
The Follow Along Program helps to make sure children are playing, talking, growing, moving, and behaving like others the same age.
It helps parents:
* Learn and ask questions about child development and health
* Figure out "what to teach" and "at what age" to teach it
* Get information about other helping services
How it works:
* Parents get a call or visit from a public health department early childhood professional to learn about their child.
* Questionnaires that ask how their child is growing, playing, talking, moving, and acting are sent to parents when their child reaches certain ages.
- Results are shared and if there are concerns, a nurse or other professional contacts the parent about what they can do.
This service ends when a child passes 36 months old. At that time, parents get information about how to enroll their children in a different program called Early Childhood Screening.
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
Parents of children age 36 months (three years) and younger
Two ways to enroll:
* Online at https://cfhp.health.state.mn.us/fap/?
* By contacting your local public health department from the list of contacts found at https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/childrenyouth/fap/follow2.html
There is no fee for this service.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday; excluding holidays
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
LF-7000.1730Developmental Screening Definition
Programs that offer a procedure that is designed to identify children who should receive more intensive assessment or diagnosis for potential developmental delays. Screening tools can be specific to a disorder (e.g., autism), an area (e.g., cognitive development, language, or gross motor skills), or they may be general, encompassing multiple areas of concern; and rely heavily on parent observation. They do not provide conclusive evidence of developmental delays and do not result in diagnoses. A positive screening result should be followed by a thorough assessment. The goal of developmental screening is to allow for earlier detection of delays in order to improve child health and well-being for identified children.
LR-1700Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays Definition
Programs that identify infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development or self-help skills, and provide or coordinate the delivery of an enrichment program in order to minimize the potential for a developmental delay and to meet their current developmental needs. The program may include early identification activities (child find); a developmental evaluation; a review of family concerns, priorities and resources; meetings with the family to develop an individualized family service plan; service coordination to ensure that the individual and his or her family receive needed services which may include but are not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, health/medical services, nursing services, nutrition services, psychological services including specialized play groups or therapy sessions, counseling, speech and language assistance, special instructional services, transportation, and parenting skills development; and ongoing evaluation of the child's progress and his or her changing enrichment needs. Included are "birth to three" programs and federal, state or local programs that address the needs of slightly older children or children not otherwise eligible for "birth to three" programs.
Very young children from birth to age three.
YK-2000.2200Families With Infants/Toddlers Definition
Family units that consist of parents and one or more offspring from birth through age three.
The lawful mother and father of a person. Included are the natural mother or father of a child born to a valid marriage; the adoptive father or mother of a child jointly adopted by them; the natural mother of an illegitimate child if she is the sole guardian; the child's putative parent who has expressly acknowledged paternity and has contributed to the child's support; and any individual whose status as guardian of the child has been established by statute.
YZ-1680Developmental Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of children's development, both typical and atypical.
YZ-6200Parenting Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of parenting.