Jan Hollenbeck 
PASS - Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC 


July 13, 2010 at 08:30 AM 
July 16, 2010 at 04:30 PM 

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Devens Common Center 
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434

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Strategies for Students with Sensory Processing Disorders in Inclusive School Settings 

Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC presents

a 2010 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education- sponsored 

FREE Summer Institute

for general and special educators, related service providers, and paraprofessionals working in Massachusetts public elementary and secondary schools with students with disabilities

Join Us for this Exciting Opportunity!

  • Expand knowledge in the area of sensory integration
  • Develop skills in designing effective strategies for students with sensory processing disorder in inclusive settings
  • Find out what’s happening in other districts
  • Identify problems and solutions in your district, for your students
  • Participate in small group discussion and collaboration
  • Get free materials
  • Learn about valuable online resources that can help you to do your job

 …and much more in this unique summer institute funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Apply Now! This institute is FREE to qualified applicants!

Institute Description: This institute will provide an overview of sensory integration and sensory processing disorders. Participants will learn how sensory integration plays an important role in student’s learning styles as well as the challenges that confront the student with sensory processing disorders in the school setting. Participants will learn practical strategies for supporting participation of these students in school. Collaborative practices will be explored as a critical component to facilitating student success in inclusive settings.  Through content presentation, facilitated group discussion, supported online sharing and collaboration experiences, participants will:

  • Identify the foundations of sensory integration and the impact of sensory processing disorders on learning and school participation.
  • Apply the framework of sensory integration to the inclusive school setting in order to support student success.
  • Collaborate to design and implement effective strategies for inclusive settings
  • Develop data collection systems to monitor student outcomes

Institute Requirements: This institute includes 6 days of on-site instruction, eight or more hours of on-line learning, and completion of a project in the fall.  Institute participants must attend all sessions and complete all course requirements in order to participate and receive 67.5 PDPs. No partial credit will be given. Optional undergraduate and graduate credit is available for a fee through Fitchburg State College.

Dates:  July 13 – July 16 (8:30 – 4:30), September 25 (8:30 – 5:00), and November 12 (8:30 – 5:00), 2010. There will also be online participation and a project in the fall.

Location: Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434

Provider(s): Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC – PASS

Faculty:  Sharon Ray,  ScD, OTR/L,  Jan Hollenbeck,  OTD, OTR/L, June Bunch,  MS, OTR/L, MHA  

Contact:   Jan Hollenbeck, 617-285-0320,


Application Process: 30 spaces available.

Current general and special educators, related service providers, and paraprofessionals who are employed in school districts that have been identified as "high-need" will be given first priority for registration. Priority will also be given to teams of two from the same building with an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant on the team. Beyond these priorities, participants will be accepted on a first -come, first -served basis. Individual registrations will be considered.  Applications received prior to June 7, 2010 will be notified of acceptance into the institute on or before June 7, 2010. Applications received after June 7, 2010 will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis until the institute is fully enrolled.

To submit an application for this institute click on the “Register Now” button below.