Conversation Skills, LLC

Speech and Language Therapy


Helping People Succeed Through Daily Conversations


​Helping Adults Succeed through Daily conversations.

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How is PEERS® different from other social skills programs?

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


http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/dating-advice-for-adults-with-autism-1.3389380


http://www.latimes.com/science/great-reads/la-sci-c1-autism-relationships-class-20151012-story.html  


http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/31/539123377/social-camouflage-may-lead-to-underdiagnosis-of-autism-in-girls


​Research on PEERS®


https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/research