AltaPointe’s Child and Adolescent Day Treatment is a cooperative therapeutic classroom program collaboration between AltaPointe and the Baldwin County Public Schools. Staffed by Baldwin County Public School System special education teachers, the programs are designed for children and teens whose behavioral and emotional problems hinder their normal development in school and at home.
The program provides services for children in kindergarten through grade twelve. All classroom programs are located on the AltaPointe Child Outpatient Fairhope Campus. Admission requires a written psychiatric diagnosis and approval by the school system. Students must meet the criterion of a minimum IQ of 70 for a referral.
BCPSS certified teachers offer classroom instruction and testing that correspond to the BCPSS curriculum. Concurrently, AltaPointe therapists deliver treatment designed to address the emotional needs of the students. Students may be offered case management services to ensure that the patient receives services necessary to improve educational and emotional conditions.
An 8- to 10-week day treatment program is also offered without an educational component during the summer months. On school days or in summer months, our goal is to help our patients reach their full emotional and academic potential.
To receive special education services, students must meet criteria in one of the following exceptionalities:
- Emotional disturbance
- Specific learning disability
- Autism — will be considered on an individual case basis
- Developmental delay
- Other health impairment
- Current enrollment in a Baldwin County public school
To receive special education services, students must exhibit any combination of the following behaviors:
- Attention-seeking behaviors
- Poor personal boundaries
- Poor social skills
- Poor self-control
- Anger management issues
- Temper tantrums
- Defiance towards authority
- Manipulative behaviors
- Dysfunctional family relationships
Child and Adolescent Day Treatment offer the following services to its students:
- Academic instruction in a therapeutic classroom by certified teachers provided by the Baldwin County Public School System
- Individual, family and group therapy with a master’s level therapist
- Social skills training
- Basic living skills training
- Activity therapy
- Arts and crafts
- Psychiatric assessment and ongoing medication management
- Transportation during academic year
- Behavior-focused summer camp
We work to improve each child’s behavior by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of the behavior. Our goal is to help each child achieve academic success. Upon completion of the program, each child will transition back into the public school setting with improved coping skills and social skills.
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday
School hours during school year: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Monday through Friday
School hours during summer: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Monday through Friday
Child and Adolescent Day Treament schedules run in conjunction with the Baldwin County Public School System. Transportation for the academic year is provided by the Baldwin County Public School System.