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Physical TherapistInstructor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolAssociate Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center.
Mr. Gleason completed his physical therapy training at Boston University, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions (now the Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences) in 1976. He received an advanced Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Practice in 1982 also at Boston University supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. His Masters thesis is on the Reliability of Physical Therapists Observations of Normal and Spastic Children. Mr. Gleason has been a practicing physical therapist in Massachusetts since 1976 working with children and adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings including early intervention, schools, and adult community and residential programs. He has directed physical therapy and adapted physical education programs at the Wrentham State School under the auspices of Childrenís Hospital, Boston and has been the director of physical therapy at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center from 1987 to the present time. Mr. Gleasonís primary area of clinical interest is in the functional, developmental, and physical assessment of motor skills and impairments in persons with developmental disability. He has taught pediatric physical therapy courses at Boston University, Notre Dame College and Simmons College and is currently teaching public policy related content for the Leadership Education Program (LEND) at the Shriver Center.
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