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    James Gleason MS

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    55 Lake Avenue North, S3-301
    Worcester MA 01655
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      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentShriver Center


        Academic Background

        • Boston University, Sargent College, Boston, MA BS Physical Therapy
        • Boston University, Sargent College, Boston, MA MS Physical Therapy

        Current Appointments

        • Instructor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dept. of Pediatrics
        • Adjunct Faculty, Suffolk University Dept. of Public Management, Health Administration
        • Lecturer, Tufts University School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics, Boston, MA

        Other Affiliations

        • Coordinator of Educational and Research Programs, FUNfitness Healthy Athletes Programs, Special Olympics International;
        • Advisory Board, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass-Boston
        • Board of Directors, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm.

        Jim GleasonClinical / Professional Interests

        • Public policy developments in the field of developmental disabilities
        • Physical activity in children and youth with developmental disabilities
        • Effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for children with developmental impairments
        • Hippotherapy
        • Community-based service needs for persons with intellectual impairment
        • Implementation of services in developing countries.

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        1. Curtin C, Bandini LG, Must A, Gleason J, Lividini K, Phillips S, Eliasziw M, Maslin M, Fleming RK. Parent support improves weight loss in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome. J Pediatr. 2013 Nov; 163(5):1402-8.e1.
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        2. Bandini LG, Gleason J, Curtin C, Lividini K, Anderson SE, Cermak SA, Maslin M, Must A. Comparison of physical activity between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children. Autism. 2013 Jan; 17(1):44-54.
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        3. Murphy D, Kahn-D'Angelo L, Gleason J. The effect of hippotherapy on functional outcomes for children with disabilities: a pilot study. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2008; 20(3):264-70.
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