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WHAT IS PUBLICSCHOOLOT.COM? – connecting public school occupational therapists with information and each other – is a place where public school occupational therapists, and other interested parties can go to learn about current issues in public school practice.

WHO RUNS IT? is the product of Jan Hollenbeck’s Doctoral Leadership Project at Tufts University – Boston School of Occupational Therapy.  Dr. Hollenbeck has been a practicing occupational therapist for more than 25 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy at Tufts University– Boston School of Occupational Therapy, her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, and has recently completed her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) at Tufts University – Boston School of Occupational Therapy.

Dr. Hollenbeck is currently the Coordinator of Related Services and Assistive Technology Specialist in a public school district in Massachusetts. She is first author of “Guidelines for Provision of Occupational Therapy Services in Massachusetts Public Schools” available for viewing or purchase at the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT) website,

Dr. Jan Hollenbeck is also a founding partner of PASS – Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, a partnership dedicated to the ongoing education, support and advancement of related service providers, teachers,families and others through professional development offerings, conferences, in-services,workshops, and consultation with individuals, groups, facilities and school systems.

This site would not be possible without the hard work of Heidi Stanclift. Heidi set up this site as part of her Capstone Project for her Masters Degree in Internet Technology at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. Heidi now works as a web developer at her company, 4Web, specializing in content management web sites using Joomla!


So while this website is operated by Jan Hollenbeck, it's really you who makes happen! Wherever you go here, you can interact with other OTs working in public schools and support each other. Have a suggestion? Contact Us and let us know. We are always open to new and interesting ideas and constructive feedback about


No. But you must join if you want to fully participate and interact within our community on Learn more about joining our site.  


Nothing! PublicSchoolOT is free. The information on current topics, access to news items, participation on our forums, marketplace and much more!


How many schools do you cover?

one - 9.7%
two - 32.3%
three - 25.8%
four - 12.9%
five or more - 19.4%

Total votes: 31
The voting for this poll has ended on: November 17, 2013

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