Child and Career Development Center

Child and Career Development Center

Therapeutic Education Advancing Children's Horizons (TEACH)

Why choose the TEACH program?

Childhood can be an extremely difficult time for children who have been clinically diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The TEACH program specializes in helping these children gain the skills they need to return to and succeed in a regular school setting.

What is the TEACH program?

The 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 a oppositional defiant disorder, a conduct disorder, a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder and/or an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

What are the goals of the TEACH program?

  • To decrease the need for more restrictive levels of intervention.
  • To enhance a child’s self-awareness and the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • To assist and support children in developing personal strategies for success.
  • To enable children to return to a regular school environment.

How does the TEACH program achieve its goals?

The program strives to achieve its goals by providing therapeutic, educational and family services.

Therapeutic Services

  • Cognitive behavioral approach
  • Individual therapy & treatment planning
  • Psycho-social group education
  • Group therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring
  • Psychological assessments
  • Transition planning
  • Behavior management system (point and incentive systems)
  • Family intervention

Educational Services

  • Regular and special education programs
  • Pennsylvania standards requirements
  • Modified curriculum for individualized education plans (IEP)
  • Core curriculum (language arts, mathematics, social studies, science)
  • Supplemental courses (gym, art, etc.)
Who provides the services?

Services are provided by the following professionals:

  • Clinical supervisor
  • Child psychiatrists
  • Licensed social workers
  • Pennsylvania state-certified regular and special education teachers

When does the program operate?

The program operates year-round, Monday through Friday. During the summer, TEACH provides both academic and therapeutic supports on a modified schedule.


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.

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Where is TEACH located?

Grades 3 - 8
The TEACH Program
1525 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
Grades 9-12
The TEACH Program
1580 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Contact Information

Sue Lombardi, Supervisor, Clinical Treatment Programs 610-384-7647