Teaching Kids How to Be Good Winners and Losers
We all love sports, and it’s easy to get caught up in a game and competing. However, there’s so much more to be gained through the competitive experience than a winning record. In this workshop, led by Meghan Perazella, Co-Founder and CEO of The Hangout Spot LLC, participants will learn to identify the hallmark skills that constitute good sportsmanship and implement effective strategies to teach children how to be “good sports,” regardless of the scoreboard or outcome.
The Hangout Spot is a behavior analytic social skills development center where we believe that all children have a right to meaningful relationships with others. We strive to eliminate barriers to friendship and empower children to be socially successful across the lifespan using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Everything we do is rooted in research, empirically validated, and proven to work. We conceptualize critical, previously considered “tricky to teach” skills through a scientific framework. In doing so, we achieve socially-significant change for our clients by providing the support they need to develop real connections with other people beyond our walls.
Meghan Perazella, M.Ed. BCBA LBA (CT) brings passion and over fourteen years of experience to The Hangout Spot. She has provided special education and behavior analytic services in both home and public school settings throughout Fairfield County. Meghan has co-authored publications in Autism Parenting Magazine and Behavioral Science in the 21st Century blog, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Saint Joseph. She is a five-time prize recipient of awards honoring excellence and leadership in working with children with disabilities. Meghan earned her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Severe Special Needs and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development from Boston College. She later completed her Post-Master BCBA Certificate at Endicott College.
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