The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults [With DVD]
ISBN: 1118127218
EAN13: 9781118127216
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 10, 2013
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 8.9" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Science of MAKING FRIENDS

This book offers a groundbreaking approach for helping socially challenged teens and young adults make and keep friends. Based on UCLA's acclaimed PERS program--the only evidence-based approach of its kind in the world--this accessible book and DVD offer the tools parents and educators need to become social coaches to the teens and young adults in their lives. Elizabeth Laugeson, an internationally known social skills expert, provides research-supported

  • Rules and steps for social skills
  • Ideas for parents or other adults to assist in improving conversational skills
  • Tips for expanding social opportunities
  • Strategies for handling peer rejection and bullying
  • Plans for developing and enhancing friendships

The book includes chapter summaries for teens and young adults, plus a DVD with video demonstrations that illustrate key skills.

More than simply a list of social skills, this book takes readers through an almost chronological journey from how to find a potential group of friends to what to do to make a friend to how to talk to and engage with that person--a journey that is well worth taking.
--CATHERINE LORD, Ph.D.,
director, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain; professor, Columbia University

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