(UMMS IRB Docket # H00017816)
- The New Skills-No Scores program is a Sport Sampling and Nutrition Education study for teens with an intellectual disability.
- The research team is from UMass Medical School, UMass-Boston, and Tufts University School of Medicine
- The goal is to build knowledge, skills, confidence, and motivation to live an active and healthy lifestyle
- Sport Sampling gives teens the opportunity to try different sports to find what they like and to practice basic movement skills
- Nutrition Education includes learning about healthy eating, trying new foods, and learning to make healthy snacks
Who Can Participate?
Teens with an intellectual disability (ID) ages 12-16 years who are able to:
- communicate verbally in English
- walk without assistance
- participate in a group sport program
What is Involved?
- Brief phone screen and in-person enrollment meeting are required to confirm eligibility
- Teens participate in a fun, non-competitive sport sampling and nutrition education program with peers 1x/week. Trained instructors lead games and activities
- Motor skill assessment and short survey(s) two times for teens and their parents
Where & When?
- Sundays from 10:00 am -12:00 pm - beginning March 1, 2020
- Program is for 12 weeks – March to June
- At the Boys and Girls Club in Woburn, MA
- There is no cost to participate