I will attend a 3 day training and become certified in PEERS. This program is the only evidence-based social skills intervention for teens with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.
As an SLP working with students with pragmatic language disorders, I have extensive training in Social Thinking. While this methodology is well suited for elementary age students, it fails to meet the complex needs of high schoolers. PEERS is a much needed new approach! With this PD opportunity, I can help students meet their IEP goals through a specialized social skills curriculum. This program promotes equity for our neurodiverse population.