May 18, 2018

BHS Research Team Presented at INSAR 2018

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR, formerly IMFAR) was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from May 9th to May 12th.

On behalf of Boston Higashi School (BHS), Dr. Ashley Woodman (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Yumiko Mori (BHS, Educational Program Evaluator) presented two posters at the conference: 1) The Impact of Vigorous Exercise on Behavior Problems and Academic Engagement among Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and 2) The Effect of Music on Exercise Intensity among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study.

Please see the PDF versions of the posters below:

Read our PE Study Poster                             Read our Music and Exercise Study Poster

The second study "Music/Exercise Study" was published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(3), 38.

The BHS Research Team is grateful to our wonderful co-researchers: Dr. Ashley Woodman, Dr. Miriam Evans (EdTogether, Inc.), Ms. Becky Golden (Boston Children's Hospital), Ms. Emily Breviglia (Graduate from University of Massachusetts), and Ms. Hannah Wisniewski (Graduate from University of Massachusetts).

We truly appreciate all the students and their parents who participated in these studies. Also, we greatly thank all staff members who supported the research projects. Without their involvement, we would not have reached this milestone!

John Maina, Ph.D. and Yumiko Mori, M.S.

BHS Research Team