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PEERS in Orange County begins Nov. 12, 2013! ONE SPACE REMAINS!

There is ONE spot left!
Now is the time to register if you are still considering this wonderful program!

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for teens who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.

The  next session of PEERS offered by Dr. Alexander Gantman and Kimberly Orliczky, BCBA in Orange County is scheduled to begin November 12, 2013!

Topics include:

  • 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 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

Give your teen the tools he/she needs.
What:  PEERS Program
When: Tuesdays at 6:00pm for 14 (90 min) Sessions
Where: KLO Consulting – Irvine Office

Contact Kimberly Orliczky at 949-607-8560 or kimberly.o.bcba@gmail.com for registration information.

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Week 12 of 14-Week PEERS Program

It’s hard to believe we’re just two weeks away from completion of the PEERS program. What a great learning process — for us and our son! We continue to push and prod him out of his comfort zone daily [at times, I must admit, the jaws of life are needed!], but once he makes the effort to talk to new people, he’s so pleased with his success! He’s on a daily search to find others with a common interest — a notion he would have never entertained before PEERS.

The wonderful thing about this program is that the processes for each lesson are very detailed and the kids practice during their session. At the same time, the parents are learning the same lesson with all the support information from Dr. Gantman. It’s unparalleled. For example, the kids have learned how to plan their own get-togethers. For weeks they’ve been practicing exchanging information, being a loyal friend, good sport and hospitable host. That’s been going great. But if an individual doesn’t know when to start laying the groundwork for a weekend activity, all those aforementioned skills won’t be much good. And that’s why Dr. Gantman is key, in my humble opinion. He provides that additional, nuanced information that makes the lessons come together. 

So when should you start laying the groundwork for a weekend activity? Wednesday or Thursday. Make sure your teen/your adult knows this. It may seem to be common knowledge, but, well, you know.

Lesson 12 deals with handling disagreements. The strategies we learned can be applied anywhere!

Dr. Alexander Gantman leads the parent group and Kimberly Orliczky, M.A., BCBA, works with the teens at Autism Solutions for Kids, Inc. [ASK]. Contact ASK for details on the Spring 2013 session that’s forming now! kimberly@ask4aba.com   www.ask4aba.com                    PH (949)791-9275.