Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®)
PEERS® is an evidence-based, social skills program for youth with social challenges. PEERS® has strong evidence for use with adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and also for youth with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.
The program typically runs for 16 consecutive weeks (1.5 hours, 1 day per week) and provides a series of social-skills lessons that incorporate demonstrations, role-playing, practice, homework, and parent support. Parent participation is essential, and parents attend sessions simultaneously with their teens. Lesson topics include:
- How to have an appropriate two-way conversation
- How to start, join, and exit a conversation appropriately
- How to appropriately introduce yourself to others
- How to find common interests by trading information
- How to choose appropriate friends
- How to use humor appropriately
- How to make phone calls to friends
- How to plan a get-together
- How to handle arguments and show good sportsmanship
- How to handle teasing, gossip, rejection and bullying
- How to change a bad reputation
Upcoming groups may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not reached.
November 2nd – 23rd 2019
- Ages 13 -1 8
- This is a 4-week intensive group, focused on conversation skills, finding and choosing appropriate friends, good sportsmanship, handling disagreements, and changing a bad reputation. Parent attendance is required for the last 20 minutes of each session. Enrolment is limited! Call or email now to find out more or reserve a spot.