PEERS® PROGRAM

As seen on "Love on the Spectrum"

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Therapy Group

PEERS® for Adolescents is a 14-week evidence based social skills program for motivated teens who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during activities.  This program is suitable for young people aged 13-21.

 

Caregivers/parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are supported to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their social network and providing feedback though coaching during weekly socialisation homework assignments. A caregiver’s participation is a mandatory requirement for engagement in this program.

 

Teens will learn how to:
 

  • Use appropriate conversational skills
     

  • Use humour appropriately
     

  • Use electronic communication
     

  • Enter and exit conversations appropriately
     

  • Be a good host during get togethers
     

  • Be a good sport
     

  • Handle arguments and disagreements
     

  • Change a bad reputation
     

  • Handle rumours and gossip
     

  • Handle rejection, teasing and bullying
     

The PEERS® program may be appropriate for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or others who experience social difficulties.

 

Format:

14 weeks.

1.5 hours (x 2 simultaneously).

Max. participants - 4 young people, 4 caregivers

Staff to client ratio - 1:4

Cost:

$151.00 per session

Total Cost of 14-week program:

$2,114.00

Costs are inclusive of 10 minutes preparation/individual client note writing.

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*PEERS® for Young Adults was featured on the TV show Love on the Spectrum. We are currently offering PEERS® for Adolescents, however are taking registrations of interest for the Young Adult program that also has a focus on dating and romantic relationships.