Dr. Aarti Nair working on a research study

Youth Social Skills Treatment Study

Our study involves behavioral and neuroimaging assessments of adolescents, ages 12-21, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder (SSD). Selected participants will be invited to undergo the caregiver-assisted PEERS® 16-week social skills training. The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. Our study will also recruit typically developing adolescents to undergo assessments and brain scans.

Project Faculty

Dr. Aarti Nair

Study Coordinator: Hector Gutierrez

Students: Bhaktidevi Rawal, Niharika Verma, Eugene Reznick, James Hodgins, Deanna Aghbashian

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