The Therapeutic Education Advancing Children's Horizons (TEACH) program is a school-based, therapeutic program that provides a clinical and alternative education environment for children, grades 3-12, who have been diagnosed with a significant mental health disorder, such as an oppositional defiant disorder, a conduct disorder, a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The program strives to achieve its goals by providing therapeutic, educational and family services.

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    Program goals:
    • Decrease the need for more restrictive levels of intervention
    • Enhance a child’s self-awareness and the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships
    • Assist and support children in developing personal strategies for success
    • Enable children to return to a regular school environment
    Program features:
    • Cognitive behavioral approach
    • Individual, group and family therapy
    • Psycho-social group education
    • Psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring
    • Psychological assessments
    • Transition planning
    • Behavior management system (point and incentive systems)
    • Regular and special education programs
    • Modified curriculum for individualized education plans (IEP)
    • Core curriculum (language arts, mathematics, social studies, science)
    • Supplemental courses (gym, art, etc.)


    The TEACH Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program provides mental health treatment while using the basic principles of ABA. It is currently servicing the needs of students in grades 3-12. Each student in the program benefits from a full range of behavioral and mental health services including: a therapeutic treatment plan every 20 days, a full functional behavior assessment, individualized positive behavioral support plan as well as an individualized education plan and countless school-wide services.

  • Program contacts:
    Sue Lombardi
    Supervisor of Clinical Treatment Programs
    Chad Bender
    Program Coordinator
    Locations at:
    Child & Career Development Center
    (Grades 3-8)
    1525 East Lincoln Highway
    Coatesville, PA 19320
    TCHS Pickering
    (Grades 9-12)
    1580 Charlestown Road
    Phoenixville, PA 19460