Children’s Day Treatment – Mobile County

Program helps children achieve success

BayPointe’s West Mobile Academy is designed to teach and counsel children in kindergarten through high school who are unable to maintain appropriate behaviors in a public school setting. Our main goal is to help these children reach their full emotional and academic potential. Education and mental health professionals work with each child to identify and address the causes of negative behaviors.

In a therapeutic classroom environment and structured day treatment setting, the program helps students achieve academic success so they can transition back to a regular classroom setting. Located on BayPointe Hospital’s safe and secure campus setting in west Mobile, the program is funded by the Mobile County Public School System and the Chickasaw, Saraland and Satsuma city school systems.

Certified teachers offer classroom instruction and testing that correspond with the Alabama Course of Study, the MCPSS and city school systems’ curricula. Concurrently, AltaPointe master’s-level, licensed therapists deliver treatment designed to address the emotional needs of the students. Each student is assigned a case manager who ensures they receive the AltaPointe and community services necessary to improve educational and emotional conditions.

Admission & Referral Criteria

Admission to West Mobile Academy requires a psychiatric diagnosis and a referral through the student’s school system. Other referral criteria include the following:

Current enrollment in a participating public school

Minimum IQ of 70

Receive one of the following special ed services (IEP):

  • Emotional disability
  • Specific learning disability
  • Developmental delay
  • Other health impairment

Exhibit any combination of the following behaviors:

  • Attention-seeking
  • Poor personal boundaries
  • Poor social skills
  • Poor self-control
  • Aggressive/assaultive behavior
  • Temper tantrums
  • Hyperactivity
  • Defiance toward authority
  • Manipulative behaviors
  • Withdrawal/depression/anxiety
  • Dysfunctional family relationships

Services offered

West Mobile Academy offers the following services:

  • Academic instruction in a therapeutic classroom
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Cooperative skills training
  • Basic living skills training
  • Activity therapy
  • Arts and crafts
  • Psychiatric assessment/ongoing medication management
  • Transportation via the school system
  • Family support and education
  • Case management
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks


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