PEERS Social Skills Program
Our PEERS Program was recently featured on KOAA News Channel 5!
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS® Program) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.
PEERS® for adolescents is a 14-week, evidence-based social skills program for motivated teens in middle and high school interested in learning ways to make and keep friends. The Teens program is open to clients age 13-18 who have difficulty initiating and maintaining friendships. Teens learn social skills through didactic instruction, live demonstrations by trained coaches, and extensive practice via group play activities, while receiving real-time, individualized coaching from clinical staff. Regular attendance is imperative to program success.
Covered skills include:
- Trading information
- Two-way conversations
- Electronic communication
- Choosing appropriate friends
- Appropriate use of humor
- Entering a conversation
- Exiting a conversation
- Good sportsmanship
- Teasing and embarrassing feedback
- Bullying and bad reputations
- Handling disagreements
- Rumors and gossip
How do I sign up?
- Follow the link below to complete a brief PEERS Program application
- Our PEERS Coordinator will call to schedule a free 30-minute telephone intake
- After the phone intake, both the teen client and parent/caregiver coach must attend a PEERS® orientation appointment/FBA with our clinician to determine if enrollment in the program is appropriate
PEERS Coordinator: Brooke Martin, MS, BCBA (firstname.lastname@example.org)