At the Watson Institute, students with special needs ages 3 to 21 attend high quality special education schools which support them on the path to achieving their goals. We’re able to tailor our educational services to fit each student’s individualized needs through our full-service educational programs. The Watson Institute receives support for educational and supportive […]
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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!
Special Education Teacher Jobs
Are you a certified teacher looking for a full-time position in a special education classroom? Watson is hiring special education teachers at our schools in Bridgeville, Sewickley, and Friendship. Learn more about these open jobs and apply today!
EITC Supports Special Education Schools
Importance of Career Advancement Opportunities
If you’re considering a career in the special education field, you may be faced with a number of career opportunities in a variety of settings. Why should you consider a special education career at Watson? Keep reading to learn more about our organization and why career advancement is an integral part of Watson’s culture! The […]
Teaching Body Autonomy to Children with Special Needs
In a previous article in which we discussed teaching privacy to individuals with special needs, we briefly touched on the topic of body autonomy. In this article, we go into more depth about body autonomy: what it is, how to teach it, and how, as an educator or a parent, you can reinforce body autonomy with […]
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.