Operational for more than 20 years, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is an over 100-bed, residential treatment center. Privately owned and operated, the center offers treatment for children, adolescents and adults with hearing impairments and psychiatric and behavioral problems. A nonprofit organization, it addresses the developmental and language-based needs through total communication model and American Sign Language. Spread on more than 10,000-square-feet of space, the center comprises dormitory units, living areas and a gymnasium and activity center. Additionally, The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf provides treatment for impulsivity and antisocial behaviors, developmental delays, autism and attention deficit, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, mood, psychotic, pervasive developmental, and communication disorders. The center is located in Philadelphia.