The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS® Clinic, and Dr. Fred Frankel in 2005 and has expanded to locations across the United States and the world. PEERS® is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, but is also appropriate for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.
Your Child Will Learn
♦ How to use appropriate conversational skills
♦ How to be a good host during get-togethers
♦ How to find common interests by trading information
♦ How to make phone calls to friends
♦ How to appropriately use humor
♦ How to choose appropriate friends
♦ How to enter and exit conversations between peers
♦ How to be a good sport
♦ How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
♦ How to handle arguments and disagreements
♦ How to handle rumors and gossip
♦ How to change a bad reputation