PEERS® for Adolescents
Explore PEERS® programs for Middle and High School Students as well as for Young Adults in college and beyond!
Introducing a supplemental program for unique learners to help achieve success in school, work, and life through world-renowned, evidence-based social skills treatment to adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.
In PEERS® for Adolescents, Tweens, and Teens will learn skills to:
- Develop and maintain friendships
- Start and continue conversations
- Communicate electronically
- Use humor appropriately
- Organize get-togethers
- Be a good sport
- Handle disagreements
- Change a bad reputation
- Handle teasing and bullying
PEERS® for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or handling conflict and rejection.
How it works:
- 16-weekly group sessions - 90-minutes per week
- Social skills are taught through didactic lessons and role-play demonstrations.
- Hands-on practice is facilitated during group socialization activities.
- Parent/Guardian participation is required with specially-designed sessions that occur concurrently and include techniques to manage behaviors at home.
Programs designed to help middle & high school students who are
- Have friendship problems
- Show interest in attending the program
- Agreeable to participating
- Can attend consistently
- Parent/Guardian(s) are willing to participate