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Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Pathways Academy


The faculty of Pathways Academy consists of educators and clinicians who have extensive training and knowledge of the difficulties affecting children and adolescentsGirl drawing with teacher with autism spectrum, attention deficit / hyperactive disorder (ADHD), high-functioning autism (HFA), and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and other related disorders. Pathways staff are also trained to help the psychiatric conditions that often accompany neurodevelopmental disorders.

Each wing of the program (the East and West Wing) has a master's level team leader with certification in special needs. Each classroom is lead by a special needs certified teacher. School-wide specialists include: speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, a school psychologist, a neuropsychologist, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Medication evaluation and management services are available through McLean’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services by request.