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Program Goals

We want every child to make gains during their time in the program. As such, the goals of Summit's Summer Treatment Program (STP) are as follows:

  • Development of the child's problem solving and social skills, and of the social awareness necessary to enable the child to get along better with other children
  • Improvement of the child's learning skills and academic performance
  • Development of the child's abilities to follow instructions, to complete tasks that the child commonly fails to finish, and to comply with adults' requests
  • Improvement of the child's self-esteem by developing competencies in areas necessary for daily life, such as interpersonal, recreational, academic, and other task-related areas
  • Instruction for parents in how to develop, reinforce, and maintain these positive changes
  • If appropriate, evaluation of the effects of medication on the child's academic and social functioning in a natural setting