At the Watson Institute, students with special needs learn academic and developmental skills to help them reach their individualized goals. Social and emotional learning are also important skill sets incorporated into students’ daily classroom activities. Feelings such as empathy, compassion, and generosity are taught by example through philanthropic activities. Students in Gabrielle Sikora’s Life Skills … Read More
Special Education Jobs
Are you looking to start your special education career or find a job in the mental and behavioral health field? Watson is looking for compassionate individuals to join our family of educators, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and more who are providing quality special education services to children ages 3 to 21. Whether you've just graduated high school and are looking for summer employment, or have a Master's Degree and years of field experience, you can find a career in special education at Watson. Want to know what it's like to work here? Hear from one of our special education teachers as she shares her experience about working in this dynamic environment. Also, check out our current openings and apply today!Apply Now
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Are you looking for comprehensive outpatient behavioral health services such as therapy, wraparound services, or diagnostic assessments? Watson offers all of these outpatient services for children up to age 21. Request an appointment today!
Special Education Training & Consultation Services
Are you an educator looking to learn more about teaching students with special needs? Contact us today to learn more about our special education training and consultation services to districts and educators.
Finding the right resources for your child can be a challenge; especially if your child has complex medical or mental health needs. Here are some tips on finding the right therapist for your child, as well as how to navigate the confusing alphabet soup of medical acronyms. The first step to identifying an appropriate therapist … Read More
At the Watson Institute’s Friendship Academy, our team of educators and specialists help students with severe emotional and behavioral challenges achieve their goals, academically and developmentally. At the beginning of last school year, Friendship implemented a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program to encourage the use of positive behavior interventions and set consistent … Read More
Watson Life Resources
Adding Structure to Reduce Problem Behaviors
Some children can become over-stimulated or agitated by their surroundings and benefit from increased structure and a controlled environment. This answer provides suggestions to help decrease your child's difficult behaviors by making some changes to the home environment.
Replacement Behaviors: Vocal & Motor Self-Stimulation
Sometimes vocal and motor self-stimulatory behaviors can interfere with learning and community inclusion. Knowing the function(s) will determine your intervention as well as replacement behavior(s).