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Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS)

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Rooms 0W220/0W225

150 Kilgour Road

Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

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Presenters: Anjali Mulligan, Speech-Language Pathologist and Ishanee Jahagirdar, Occupational Therapist

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PEERS® is an internationally acclaimed, evidence-based social skills intervention program for motivated adolescents and teens, aged 12-18. It consists of separate parent and youth sessions that meet at the same time for 90 minutes each week over a 14-week period. During each session, youth learn and practice social skills needed for making and keeping friends, while parents are taught how to assist their children through coaching and weekly socialization assignments. PEERS® may be appropriate for youth with ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social disorders. Topics of instruction include:

• How to start, enter, and exit conversations with peers

• How to appropriately use electronic forms of communication

• How to find friends and choose relevant social networks

• How to use humor appropriately

• How to organize and have get-togethers with friends

• How to be a good sport

• How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends

• How to handle teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, and rumors or gossip

• How to change a bad reputation

Eligibility Criteria:

• Youth aged 12-18 who are experiencing difficulties making and keeping friends

• Youth are verbal and can follow didactic lessons presented in the groups (no significant language or cognitive concerns)

• Youth have no significant behaviour concerns that would prevent their participation in group (e.g., physical or verbal aggression)

• Youth are interested in attending the program and agree to participate in the program voluntarily

Dates: The PEERS program begins on Thursday November 7th, 6:00pm-7:30 pm and continues until February 20th, 2020.

*Please note that the PEERS program will not run on Thursdays November 21st, December 26th and January 2nd, 2020

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