ABA Plus is now excited to offer PEERS social skills training. PEERS stands for Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills. It was developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. You may have heard of Dr. Laugeson on a Netflix reality show called "Love on the Spectrum" where she was seen teaching social skills on dating to young adults. PEERS is an evidenced-based social skills treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other socio-emotional problems.
PEERS is a 14 or 16 week program which includes 90 minute sessions per week for each teen and parent. PEERS can be adapted to 28 or 32 weeks for teens who have language delays, processing issues, or learning differences. PEERS teaches the following social skills:
PEERS is taught via didactic lessons and role-play. Teens will practice the skills learned through the group socialization activities during the 90-minute session. Parent participation is required. Parents will be required to attend the weekly 90-minute sessions and are taught how to support their teen during the course of the program.
Due to Covid, ABA Plus currently offers PEERS for adolescents (middle and high school) only via telehealth.
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