Hannah Timm, the art teacher at Friendship Academy, is always looking for new ways to engage her students, many of whom face emotional and behavioral challenges. When she was approached by The Andy Warhol Museum to participate in a pilot program for children with special needs, she was immediately interested. Watson Board of Trustees member, … Read More
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Watson is hosting a Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) training seminar on Friday, July 21st. Register today to learn techniques to improve language development in children with autism spectrum disorder.
TEACCH Autism Program
Watson is hosting its annual week-long TEACCH autism program training for educators of children with autism spectrum disorder from July 31st-August 4th.
As part of Watson’s goal to prepare students for the special education transition post-graduation, Rebecca Muntean was added to the Community Based Vocation team at Friendship Academy. In this role, she is able to utilize her experience as an instructional aide working with students with behavioral and mental health challenges at the school. Becca wanted … Read More
Do you have a student who struggles with task completion? Is recess or play period withheld as a punitive action until their work is completed? In today’s Teacher Tips newsletter, Watson suggests alternatives to withholding recess or play time for students who struggle with task completion in class. Studies show the importance of recess/play for students’ … Read More