Improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD

PEERS for Teens at the Center for Assessment and Treatment

  • 01 Sep 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Center for Assessment and Treatment
PEERS for Teens
Center for Assessment and Treatment
Location: 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1000, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5800
Cost: Call CAAT at (240) 424-0184 for pricing
Registration: Registration is required. 
Dates: Runs for 16 weeks starting in September, Tuesdays at 5pm

Contact: or 240-424-0184 

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CAAT PEERSĀ® for Teens is a 16 week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills through didactic instruction, live demonstrations by trained coaches, and extensive practice of these skills during real play activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.) while receiving live individualized coaching from our clinical staff.

Parents attend weekly parent sessions, where they are taught how to assist their teen in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.

Topics of Instruction:

How to use appropriate conversational skills

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 be a good host during get-togethers

How to choose appropriate friends

How to be a good sport

How to handle arguments and disagreements

How to deal with peer pressure

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