Research at the UCLA PEERS® Clinic is both ongoing and exciting! Publications in pivotal journals of the evidence supporting the PEERS® for Adolescents and PEERS® for Young Adults interventions can be found at the bottom of this page. For more information on these publications, please contact us at 310-26-PEERS or email@example.com.
California Institute of Technology: Dr. Ralph Adolph's lab at Cal Tech is currently conducting innovative and exciting research on Autism Spectrum Disorder with a variety of studies open to participation. One of these studies investigates changes in the social brain after participation in the PEERS® intervention. For more information regarding these studies and how to participate, please see the flyer (file below) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-395-4868.
Marquette University: Researchers at Marquette University in Wisconsin, under the direction of Dr. Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, conduct research on the changes observed in EEG readings of the social brain as a result of the PEERS® intervention. For more information regarding research conducted at Marquette University, please contact email@example.com.
Virginia Tech University: Researchers at the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic, under the direction of Dr. Angela Scarpa, are conducting research on the PEERS® intervention with adolescents, young adults, and preschoolers. For more information about PEERS® research at Virginia Tech, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seoul National University South Korea: Dr. Hee Jeong Yoo in the department of psychiatry at Seoul National University has translated and cross-culturally validated the PEERS® intervention in South Korea, and has published the first translated version of the PEERS® manual in Korean. For more information about PEERS® research in South Korea, please contact email@example.com.
Shanghai Jiaotong University: Researchers at Shanghai Jiaotong University, under the direction of Dr. Yasong Du, conducted a randomized controlled trial to culturally validate and to establish the efficacy of the Mandarin version of the PEERS® for Adolescents (Parent-Assisted) intervention. For more information regarding research conducted at Shanghai Jiaotong University, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Publications on PEERS®
Research on PEERS® for Adolescents
- Changes in Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents with ASD Completing the PEERS® Social Skills Intervention (Schiltz, et al., 2017)
- Brief Report: Does Gender Matter in Intervention for ASD? Examining the Impact of the PEERS® Social Skills Intervention on Social Behavior Among Females with ASD (McVey, et al., 2017)
- Examining the Efficacy of an Adapted Version of the UCLA PEERS® Program with Canadian Adolescents (Marchica & D'Amico, 2016)
- Parents Perceive Improvements in Socio-emotional Functioning in Adolescents with ASD Following Social Skills Treatment (Lordo, et al., 2016)
- A Replication and Extension of the PEERS® for Young Adults Social Skills Intervention: Examining Effects on Social Skills and Social Anxiety in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (McVey, et al., 2016)
- Brief Report: Assessment of Intervention Effects on In Vivo Peer Interactions in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Dolan, et al., 2016)
- Examination of a Parent-Assisted, Friendship-Building Program for Adolescents With ADHD (Gardner, et al., 2015)
- Parent and Family Outcomes of PEERS- A Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Karst, et al., 2014)
- Using a CBT Approach to Teach Social Skills to Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges The PEERS Method (Laugeson & Park, 2014)
- Long-Term Treatment Outcomes for Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders- The UCLA PEERS Program (Mandelberg, et al., 2014)
- A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Korean Version of the PEERS Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training Program for Teens With ASD (Yoo, et al., 2014)
- Predicting treatment success in social skills training for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders- The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (Chang, et al., 2013)
- A Replication and Extension of the PEERS Intervention- Examining Effects on Social Skills and Social Anxiety in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Schohl, et al., 2013)
- Measuring the Plasticity of Social Approach- A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of the PEERS Intervention on EEG Asymmetry in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Van Hecke, et al., 2013)
- The Cochrane Report: Social Skills Groups for People Aged 6 to 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Reichow, 2012)
- Evidence-Based Social Skills Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders- The UCLA PEERS Program (Laugeson, et al., 2012)
- Parent-Assisted Social Skills Training to Improve Friendships in Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Laugeson, et al., 2009)
Research on School-Based PEERS® for Adolescents
Research on PEERS® for Young Adults
- Emotion Dysregulation and Anxiety in Adults with ASD: Does Social Motivation Play a Role? (Swain, et al., 2015)
- A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Social Skills in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The UCLA PEERS Program (Laugeson, et al., 2015)
- Social Skills Training for Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders- A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study (Gantman, et al., 2012)
- Transition to Adulthood for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Kapp, et al., 2011)
Research Posters on PEERS®
- Please visit our Facebook page to view the most recent research posters published by Team PEERS®.