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 […]
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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!
Importance of Career Advancement Opportunities
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 […]
Introducing Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)
Beginning in January 2021, the mental health support commonly known as wraparound or BHRS (Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services) was replaced across Pennsylvania by a new program called Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS). Through IBHS, the Watson Institute and other IBHS providers are able to make mental and behavioral health supports for children and their families […]
Classroom Calming Corner
A Classroom Calming Corner is a quiet area equipped with soft furnishings and soothing materials to help a student de-escalate when upset. Check out how to set up and use a calming corner in this post.
Footstool Fit for Kids
When children sit in chairs with their feet dangling for lengthy periods of time, fatigue can set in and affect the whole body leading to interfering behaviors. Here’s a strategy that may help solve ‘foot dangling’ issues.