The PEERS ® program is a group therapy intervention program targeting social skills applicable to real-life contexts The prorgram is designed for those who have neurodevelopmental disorders and/or social challenges with average to above average intelligence. This program provides effective instruction in rules and strategies for social interactions, as well as opportunities for practice in a comfortable small group setting.
As high functioning adults can have unique needs, it is important for instruction to be adapted for the functioning level of the individual. Dr. Araujo is a clinical psychologist who has expertise in diagnostic assessement and is a certified PEERS ® provider. While a diagnostic evaluation is not included as part of participation in the group, a careful screening ensures establishment of unique treatment goals and an optimal group fit.
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