The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of the highest honors ASHA bestows. It recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession – contributions that are significant and would be so regarded within and beyond one’s community or state.
For Dr. Watson, these contributions include supervising and mentoring over 250 future clinicians and scholars; conducting and disseminating research, especially in autism, with over $8M in grants, 39 articles, and more than 100 presentations; and serving in varied ASHA leadership roles related to autism.
Dr. Watson was recognized at the ASHA Convention, November 14-16, 2013, in Chicago. The UNC Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences hosted a reception to honor Watson during the conference as well.