Social Skills Training

Dr. Aubrey provides social skills training for children, adolescents, and adults using the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS). PEERS is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but is also appropriate for children with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other social emotional problems.

Topics of Instruction:

  • How to use appropriate conversational skillsPEERS
  • How to find common interests by trading information
  • How to appropriately use humor
  • How to enter and exit conversations between peers
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • How to handle rumors and gossip
  • How to be a good host during get-togethers
  • How to make phone calls to friends
  • How to choose appropriate friends
  • How to be a good sport
  • How to handle arguments and disagreements
  • How to change a bad reputation

Click here to learn more about the PEERS program.