At the Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy, students with mental and behavioral health challenges work with a team of experienced educational and psychiatric support professionals to achieve their academic, developmental, and […]
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Special Education Schools
Learning looks different this year and continues at school and at home! At the Watson Institute, we support our students whether they are in school or at home. Learn more about our special education school programs!
ESY Summer Jobs
Are you looking to gain valuable experience over the summer? The Watson Institute is hiring special education teachers and teaching assistants to support students with special needs during the Extended School Year (ESY) program! Learn more about these openings and apply now!
Using Educational Technology to Enhance Learning
Chatham University OTD Student Chooses Watson for Capstone Project Research
At the Watson Institute, students with special needs receive individualized special education and supportive services tailored to meet their unique needs. An important part of providing specialized services is having […]
In-School Trauma Response Partnership
At the Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy, elementary, middle, and high school students face the same challenges that many of their peers face: pressures to fit in and to keep up […]
Preparing for Visitors
During the holiday season, many families prepare for visits with their loved ones. If your child has difficulty adapting to changes in their routine, such as having visitors in the home, try to help them prepare in advance to reduce anxiety and stress.
Ticket out the Door
Are you looking for ways to check for your students’ comprehension of subjects or lessons? Try using a tool called a “Ticket out the Door” which gives your students an opportunity to share a few things they learned before transitioning to the next class or activity.