Research at the UCLA PEERS Clinic is both ongoing and exciting! Publications in pivotal journals of the evidence supporting the PEERS for Adolescents and PEERS for Young Adults interventions can be found at the bottom of this page. For more information on these publications, please contact us at 310-26-PEERS or email@example.com.
Current Research at UCLA
PEERS for Preschoolers has begun recruiting to test the benefit of a social skills group (PEERS® for Preschoolers) for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder between 4 to 6 years of age. For more information on this, please see the PEERS for Preschoolers flyer, or contact us at 310-26-PEERS or firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Institute of Technology: Ralph Adolph's lab is currently conducting innovative and exciting research on Autism Spectrum Disorder with a variety of studies open to participation. For information regarding these studies and how to participate, please see the flyer or contact them at: email@example.com or (626) 395-3954.
Marquette University: Researchers at Marquette University, under the direction of Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, Ph.D., have recently published a paper in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on the changes observed in EEG readings as a result of the PEERS intervention. Please see the article below for more information.
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Research Publications on PEERS
- Parent and Family Outcomes of PEERS- A Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Karst, et al., 2014)
- Using a CBT Approach to Teach Social Skills to Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges The PEERS Method (Laugeson, et al., 2014)
- The ABC’s of Teaching Social Skills to Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom- The UCLA PEERS Program (Laugeson, et al., 2014)
- Long-Term Treatment Outcomes for Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders- The UCLA PEERS Program (Mandelberg, et al., 2014)
- A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Korean Version of the PEERS Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training Program for Teens With ASD (Yoo, et al., 2014)
- Predicting treatment success in social skills training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders- The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (Chang, et al., 2013)
- A Replication and Extension of the PEERS Intervention- Examining Effects on Social Skills and Social Anxiety in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Schohl, et al., 2013)
- Measuring the Plasticity of Social Approach- A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of the PEERS Intervention on EEG Asymmetry in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Van Hecke, et al., 2013)
- Social Skills Training for Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders- A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study (Gantman, et al., 2012)
- Evidence-Based Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders- The UCLA PEERS Program (Laugeson, et al., 2012)
- Transition to Adulthood for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Kapp, et al., 2011)
- Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training to Improve Friendships in Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Laugeson, et al., 2009)