Designed for high functioning teens and young adults with autism or other conditions including ADHD and anxiety.
– Class Size Limited to 6 –
PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is an evidence based social skills intervention program for motivated teens and young adults who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.
The group is a interactive weekly classes, where skills build from one class to the next. It builds skills during the therapy session and then these need to be practised at home and/or in the community.
PEERS ® has been developed for high functioning Teens and young adults with Autism. It is also suitable for adolescents and young adults who may have other conditions such as ADHD, anxiety and is developing an evidence base in acquired brain injury.
PEERS® groups is a 16 week program with a small group for adolescents and a group for the parents/carers. Both are facilitated by a PEERS ® trained occupational therapist.
Participants will be work on a range of skills and topics, including:
- How to use appropriate conversational skills
- How to choose appropriate friends
- How to appropriately use electronic forms of communication
- How to appropriately use humour and assess humour feedback
- How to start, enter and exit conversations between peers
- How to organize successful get-togethers with friends
- How to be a good sport when playing games/sports with friends
- How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships
- How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, rumours/gossip, and cyber bullying
- How to change a bad reputation
An adult PEERS ® program is also available.