Early Learning Institute - MSU

Contact Information

620 Farm Lane, Room 146
East Lansing
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517)355-1734

earlylearning@msu.edu

https://earlylearning.msu.edu/

Category

Early Intervention Research in Michigan

County Served

Ingham

Disability Served

Autism



Description

Our Mission To provide the highest quality evidence-based educational and social-emotional programming to diverse children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Our Background The Early Learning Institute was started to meet the early intervention needs of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Mid-Michigan and to provide “hands-on” training for service providers across a range of disciplines to implement evidence-based practices with children with ASD and their families. The Institute is a training site for students and trainees at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral) and across many human service fields including applied behavior analysis, child development, psychology, and special education. The Early Learning Institute is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Social Science and the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education in the College of Education. Our Program Based on extensive evidence from several reviews of scientific research identifying applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the most effective method for treating ASD, the Early Learning Institute utilizes principles and procedures of ABA to deliver therapeutic services to children aged 2-5 years old who have autism spectrum disorders. Programming is delivered within the Child Development Laboratory Preschool at MSU, Head Start at Capital Area Community Services, Inc. in Lansing, and Midway Early Childhood Learning center in Holt, and individualized to the needs and goals of each child and family. Each child attends the Institute year-round for an entire day, Monday through Thursday.

Agency Type

College/University

Specialty

Autism



  • MDE
  • CCRESA
  • Early On Training and TA
  • Early On Michigan Foundation
  • Build Up Michign
  • Early On Center for Higher Education