Research Data

The results presented above indicated that a positive increase in reciprocal conversation was observed among campers in both the younger and middle camp groups. These results lend support to the effectiveness of the interventions and programming offered by Quest Therapeutic Camps of Southern California on the improvement of social skills, as represented by the observation of reciprocal conversation behavior with peers. These results are also consistent with a previous study of the Quest program that found positive changes in campers’ social responsiveness, based on parents completing measures prior to the intervention and post-intervention. In this study of 47 campers, Quest campers were rated by parents to improve on the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2) in social awareness (ability to observe social cues), social cognition (ability to interpret social cues), and social communication (ability to communicate socially), while also improving in overall social responsiveness.

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