PEERS®: Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relationship Skills
An evidence-based social skills program designed to help neurodiverse youth and young adults make and keep friends
Social Skills Program for Teenagers
CBI Consultants is pleased to announce that we are offering PEERS for Adolescents developed by Dr. Elizabeth A. Laugeson & Dr. Fred Frankel.
PEERS® (Program for the Evaluation and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) is a 16-week parent/caregiver-assisted program. It is an evidence-based intervention program out of UCLA that focuses on social skill development for neurodiverse youth and young adults. The involvement of parents/caregivers is an integral component of the program as it involves the generalization of what is taught during the sessions into their homes, schools and community. For more information about PEERS, please visit the UCLA WEBSITE.
Program topics include:
Having a conversation; entering and exiting a conversation
Using electronic forms of communication (e.g., text, email)
Choosing appropriate friends
Handling teasing and bullying and other forms of rejection
Having appropriate get-togethers
Handling arguments and disagreements with friends
Being a good host / good sport
The program includes separate parent/caregiver and teen sessions that meet at the same time for 90 minutes each week
Methods for teaching social skills include role-playing, modeling, coaching, and performance feedback
There will be handouts and weekly homework assignments
The program is facilitated by PEERS certified trainers
If you require funding assistance, the PEERS Program qualifies for Autism funding and may also qualify for reimbursement from some extended health care plans.
For more information about PEERS, please download the following flyer.
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