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PEERS® Social Skills Groups 

PEERS® for Adolescents 

PEERS® for Young Adults

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PEERS® for Young Adults

PEERS® for Young Adults is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adults who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or developing romantic relationships.

 

Young adults and social coaches (including parents and other caregivers) attend 14 weekly group sessions.

During each group session, young adults are taught social skills through didactic lessons and role-play demonstrations, and practice these skills during group socialization activities

Social coaches attend separate sessions simultaneously and are trained how to assist young adults in making and keeping friends and/or dating.

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PEERS® for Adolescents

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for high-functioning, motivated teens in the 7th-12th grades who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.

During each group session, teens are taught (skill building) important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice those skills throughout the week.

Parents are required to attend and participate in weekly parent training and support sessions facilitated by PEERS trained clinicians. Research shows that parental support and training is key!

Young Adults will learn about:

  • Developing and maintaining friendships

  • Conversational skills

  • Entering and exiting conversations

  • Electronic communication

  • Appropriate use of humor 

  • Organizing get-togethers

  • Dating Skills

  • Handling disagreements

  • Indirect Bullying

  • Handling dating pressure

Teens will learn about:

  • Developing and maintaining friendships

  • Conversational skills

  • Entering and exiting conversations

  • Electronic communication

  • Using humor appropriately

  • Organizing get-togethers

  • Being a good sport

  • Handling disagreements

  • Changing a bad reputation

  • Handling teasing and bullying

PEERS has been found to be effective for people not only with autism spectrum disorder but with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to social communication disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, social phobias, bipolar disorder and other related developmental disorders.

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If you are interested in enrolling in any of our programs, please email us to help us determine if PEERS® may be a good fit for your family.

You may also contact us anytime with questions at (832) 510-6830..