"Quest provides an effective and positive behavioral program with emphasis on the types of sports and social skills that are often essential for children with ADHD. Families are pleased with the results. This is the type of program that is made to order for ADHD children." — Steve Hinshaw Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
Quest Works: The results of a recent psychological study have provided quantitative evidence that the Quest system significantly reduces the “global impairment” of the treated children’s psychological disabilities.
Completed in September 2009, a major program-evaluation study assessed the therapeutic benefits of Quest’s summer program. Using the Connors-3 Assessment method and the Harkers Self-Concept Scale, over 155 campers were evaluated for the study on their second and last days at Quest.
In August 2010, Lisa Greenberg, Ph.D. and Dr. Field presented the Quest research findings at the American Psychological Association’s national convention. Results reflected a “Strong Treatment Effect” in reducing the camper’s overall level of impairment. These results are rarely observed in any psychotherapeutic treatment. Follow up research will evaluate the effectiveness of the program’s impact after 6 months.
During the summer of 2010, another study was begun that asked the parents of Quest campers to evaluate their child’s improvement. These assessments are currently being tabulated currently to see if the 2009 study can be further validated. Similar studies that will provide quantitative evidence as to the effectiveness the Quest system will continue in the future.
Findings show: Quest Summer Camp leads to better functioning in other settings and in relationships outside of camp with large changes in behavioral/emotional/social functioning. Significant reduction in problem behaviors across all Conners-3 scales and across informants. Parents report large reductions in overall impairment.