Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The PEERS Curriculum for School-Based Professionals brings the widely popular PEERS program into the school setting. This sixteen-week program, clinically proven to significantly improve social skills and social interactions among teens with autism spectrum disorder, is now customized for the needs of psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators, and teachers. The manual is broken down into clearly divided lesson plans, each of which have concrete rules and steps, corresponding homework assignments, plans for review, and unique, fun activities to ensure that teens are comfortable incorporating what they've learned. The curriculum also includes parent handouts, tips for preparing for each lesson, strategies for overcoming potential pitfalls, and the research underlying this transformative program.
Category:Autism/Asperger Subcategory:Professional/Educator/Parent Series:Social/Emotional Regulation Author:Laugeson, Elizabeth