Beyond Instruction: Closing the Educational Gaps for Children with Autism
Morten Haugland, Kathy Fox, & Jason Guild
The ASPIRE program at Haugland Learning Center uses the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction to ensure that students with autism receive the best educational services possible. Combining the model with staff coaching and multi-level data analysis allows us to maximize potential for each student. This presentation will focus on the three main components of the model: instruction, practice, and application and detail how we supplement the model to ensure success with students with autism. Processes for analyzing data and coaching staff to ensure students continue to work toward meeting high educational and behavioral expectations will be detailed. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in activities to help solidify their understanding of the material presented.
Presented at the 2018 Michigan Autism Conference
Dr. Morten Haugland, founder and CEO of Haugland Learning Center, started serving individuals with special needs from the time he immigrated to the US from Norway in 1990. After coming to the United States, he started working as a direct care staff in a group home for adults with disabilities. There he was introduced to behavior analysis by the staff Behavior Analyst, a graduate from Western Michigan University, and decided to pursue his education in behavior analysis. He completed his Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Northern Michigan University in 1994 and received a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University in 1996. Dr. Haugland then completed his Ph.D. and a second Masters Degree in ABA and Special Education at The Ohio State University in 2000. After being a faculty at Otterbein College in Ohio, he started Haugland Learning Center (HLC), a school for children with autism in 2004. HLC currently employ about 230 staff and have 6 location around the state. Currently over 400 students across Ohio receive educational services from HLC. Dr. Haugland holds a national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). He helped start the Ohio chapter of ABAI and was instrumental in pushing legislation for Certified Ohio Behavior Analysts (COBA). His special interest area is effective instruction, Precision Teaching and the use of ABA principles in educational settings including effective classroom management strategies. He started the National Institute for Effective Instruction in 2015. This organization holds an annual conference on effective instruction in Columbus each year.