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April 25th, 2016

Watson Education Center Nominated for PHRA Award

The Watson Institute’s Education Center Sewickley was recently nominated for the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) Engaging Pittsburgh Award for our Team Coordinator position. The Team Coordinator position was designed to retain professional staff with their vast knowledge and experience, and enhance their professional development, while supporting strong educational outcomes for our students. Team Coordinators at … Read More

April 21st, 2016

Staff Awards for Exceptional Special Education Services

The Watson Institute’s W. Bruce Thomas Education Center in Sharpsburg was proud to honor 14 employees for their dedicated service ranging from 5 to 20 years, at our annual Staff Service Awards recently. The Watson Institute’s Sharpsburg location is home to the LEAP Preschool, WISCA (Watson Institute Social Center for Academic Achievement), and administrative offices … Read More

April 18th, 2016

Talent Show Supports Art and Music Therapy in Special Education

A group of the Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy students in grades 9-12 meet monthly to discuss school activities and events throughout the school year. This Student Government group had been discussing starting a Talent Show for the last two years and after months of planning this goal became a reality. Friendship Academy students in grades 6-12 … Read More

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Replacement behavior for writing on the wall

My 7 year old son, diagnosed with autism, is constantly writing or scratching on my walls with anything he can find, whether it’s a pen to write or one of his toys to scratch.

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Daily routines to help preschool children communicate

I would like to help my 3 year old son to communicate better. He’s very smart and can do just about anything on a computer.

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