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(PEERS Therapy) Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills

PEERS® has been expanded to develop other social skills geared toward  career advancement, dating, friendship, educational classes, and other life experiences.

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is an evidence-based treatment program focusing on the development of social skills for children, adolescents, and young adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Research suggests that the PEERS® program is effective both in person and online. Studies have found that both in-person and online versions of PEERS lead to significant improvements in social skills, communication, and quality of life for individuals with social difficulties. 

A recent study by the PEERS team at UCLA, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, compared the effectiveness of the in-person and online versions of the PEERS program and found that they were both equally effective in improving social skills and reducing social anxiety in adolescents and young adults with ASD. The study included a randomized control trial where participants were assigned to either the in-person or online version of the program, and found that both groups showed significant improvement in social skills and a reduction in social anxiety symptoms. This suggests that the online version of the program can be a valuable alternative for individuals who may have difficulty accessing in-person services.

PEERS Program Skills

Developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson at UCLA, PEERS uses
lessons and role-play demonstrations to teach individuals how to:

For school-aged children, the PEERS curriculum focuses on:

PEERS® Telehealth Programs at CCG® Offer:

Recommended Reading: 

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If you or a loved one can benefit from (PEERS Therapy) Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, we are here to help.