How is PEERS® different from other social skills programs?

​Helping Adults Succeed through Daily conversations.


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Speech and Language Therapy

Helping People Succeed Through Daily Conversations

How is PEERS® different from other social skills programs?

  • ​Use of evidence-based curricula
  • Tailors teaching methods to the cognitive style of those with ASD
  • Teaches the skills socially successful people actually do in real life (ecologically valid)
  • Includes homework assignments to promote generalization to other settings
  • Includes family/friends in the treatment

Why focus on friendships?

Having one or two close friends:

  • Predicts later adjustment in life
  • Can buffer the impact of stressful life events

Correlates positively with:

  • Self-esteem
  • Independence

Correlates negatively with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

PEERS® in the News

​Research on PEERS®