Ask yourself: Where does my child feel good about him/herself? Does my child have the opportunity to feel successful? Is my child’s level of need and/or behavioral challenges excluding him/her from living a full life? Is my child being denied access to an appropriate education and an authentic school experience because his/her current school placement lacks the time, resources, and expertise to meet his/her unique developmental needs or challenges? Are his/her providers equipped to help your child build vital foundational skills? With those answers in mind, take a look at what Titus has to offer.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Best practice is established on an individual basis.
We cannot approach a student with a preconceived notion or predetermined plan of what will “work.” Our experienced, dedicated, and integrated team of multidisciplinary professionals will approach each student with an arsenal of expertise. Through the use of assessments, research-based techniques, a passion for collaboration, and a desire to innovate, our team works together for each student’s progress and success.
The Titus Touch
When the idea of The Titus School was first taking shape, we kept coming back to the question, “what makes a setting appropriate?” In order to create an appropriate physical setting, we consulted a team of experts and combed codes and laws. We researched curriculum, furniture, materials, and staffing. All the crucial pieces to the appropriate puzzle were falling into place, except one: methodology. As a team we felt like ascribing to one approach, philosophy, or methodology over another felt incomplete. How do we reconcile this? Should we? Ultimately, we decided not to ascribe or adhere to one methodology over another. As a team, we came to believe an appropriate setting does not prescribe one approach for all of students. An appropriate setting gets to know each student and creates individualized programs based on each students’ needs. We decided not to think of our students in quantitative terms measuring how smart our students are. Instead we decided to ask, “how are you smart?” It was this question that helped us put the last piece of the puzzle in place. The only way to provide an appropriate educational setting for our students is to include a variety of research-based approaches and methodologies. The Titus School takes into account how our students learn. It is this philosophy that drives us.
At Titus, we do not approach a student with a preconceived notion or predetermined plan of what will “work.” We believe the needs of an individual student should be met by highly skilled and trained providers who are knowledgeable in a variety of therapeutic interventions and approaches. Our integrated team of multidisciplinary professionals collaborate to assess, develop, and implement educational and therapeutic programs that meet the unique needs of our students. Rather than limiting ourselves to one philosophy or approach, we ascribe to the theory that learning and progress occur on an evolving continuum and we must evolve with it.
Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences provides the framework for us, as educators, to identify the different learning styles of our students and to understand their multiple intelligences. We have created a setting that affords each of our students the opportunity to learn how they learn best. Whether it is linguistic (language based), logical-mathematical (numbers and reasoning), spatial (pictures, shapes, and space), bodily-kinesthetic (movement and body), musical (rhythm and sound), interpersonal (with others), intrapersonal (independent), or naturalist (in nature), we have created a learning environment that allows our students to be able to exercise and explore their multiple intelligences.