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Peer-mediated social skills training  

Seacoast Mental Health Center's Spectrum Services will expand its treatment services to include a Peer-Mediated Social Skills component that will pair children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with middle- and high-school-aged youth. Incorporating the latest evidence-based ABA techniques, this program will provide children and young adults with ASD with opportunities to learn specific actions and activities by imitating and modeling the behaviors of their peer mentors while engaging in a number of confidence building activities. In addition, peer participants will not only model specific actions and behaviors, but will also present verbal directions to the children with ASD under the guidance of trained staff. The training provided to the peers, as well as staff members, will enable this program to expand beyond the needs of the current group served. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $8,940.00
Project Number 6699FS
Principal Investigator Levey, Rob
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Seacoast Mental Health Center
State/Country New Hampshire
Web Link 1 Peer-mediated social skills training (External web link)
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History/Related Projects Peer-mediated social skills training | $0.00 | 2010 | 6699FS