Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during real play activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).
Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
Enrollment is limited. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at UCLA. Regular attendance is imperative. Parent participation is required.
*The next round of PEERS for Adolescents will begin June 5th - enrollment is available*
Virtual Coach Research Study - This research study is testing the benefit of using a Virtual Coach mobile application in combination with our evidence-based social skills program for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PEERS®). *For more information about the study and eligibility criteria, please see the attached flyer below.
UCLA PEERS Facebook Page - more information on the UCLA PEERS Clinic can be found at www.facebook.com/uclapeers
What are the participation requirements?
Please call our office for information about our current fees. Self pay fees are $100 per week plus a one-time intake fee. Many insurance companies may cover part of the cost of the program.
Childhood and development
PEERS - Teenagers
Originally created: 15 Jan 2013 Current author: Anonymous
Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
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