Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT Assessment – Massachusetts

Event Phone: 646-269-9039

  • Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT - Massachusetts
    November 2, 2018 - November 3, 2018
    8:30 am - 3:45 pm

with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA 

COURSE REVIEWS

“As a lifetime peds therapist, this course presented me with a unique opportunity to confront my personal biases & opinions, and reinvent my approach to a more solid evidence-based practice.” – PT with 25 years experience

“This was great information for me as a COTA to have, as I read OT assessments and assist with goal development.” – COTA with 3 years experience

“Extremely relevant topic to school-based OT/PT practice. What measures, how to choose them, critical thinking and decision-making.” – Clinical Supervisor of OT/PT with 38 years experience as an OT

“Carlo kept it fun and interesting despite the magnitude of the material he covered.” – PT with 22 years experience

“Very thorough. Provided great insight into how & why to choose tests and integrate them into your practice.” – PT with 27 years experience

“I have been in school-based setting for the past 4 years and would have loved this information (or other PTs at my job who knew this information) sooner. His knowledge-base helped me come up with more tests that I would use in the future.” – PT with 16 years experience

“A+! Clear, interesting, informative, thought-inspiring, well-organized. Book & placemats [practical toolkit] are extremely helpful.” – PT with 40 years experience


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Everything’s Measurable! is a highly-interactive workshop on the assessment of children and youth with neurologic and developmental disabilities, 3-21 years old. The speaker will highlight the advantages of using the International Classification of Function (ICF) as a framework to guide the assessment process. Participants will learn the psychometric properties, statistical norms, and interpretation of tests and measures covering the different domains of the ICF: personal factors, environmental factors, participation, activity, and body structure & function.

This workshop will cover 100+ standardized and non-standardized tools. The speaker will also highlight the use of free, functional, and easy-to-use tests for participation, personal factors, arm function, gross motor function, wheelchair mobility, and body structure & function.

Participants will practice administration and scoring of tests. The speaker will illustrate the proper selection and utilization of tests and measures in determining the need for therapy services and monitoring outcomes in various practice settings (i.e., home, clinic, hospital, and school). Participants will learn to organize and conduct assessment using a Hypothesis Oriented Pediatric Focused Algorithm (HOP-FA) + ICF-based Approach, with the goal of assessing and recommending confidently!

Seats are limited due to the interactive nature of the course. Register early to secure one and save!

This course is just the start of a shared learning experience with Apply EBP’s True Continuing Education Model! Every participant gets an exclusive membership to an online discussion group with speaker and other Apply EBP faculty members.


COURSE BROCHURE

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Select a combination of at least 5 tests and measures across the different domains of the ICF to help determine the need for therapy services and monitor progress of children and youth with disabilities
  2. Administer, score and interpret at least 7 tests and measures across the different domains of the ICF
  3. Describe the documentation of an assessment using an ICF-based approach, including statement of the child/youth’s strengths, needs and goals and the therapist’s professional recommendations
  4. Identify and describe 3 assessment tools under the ICF domain of Personal Factors that can be completed by the child and/or parent to describe their interests and goals
  5. Identify and describe 3 assessment tools that can determine the child/youth’s level of participation in the home, school and/or community
  6. List and describe 5 assessment tools under the ICF domain of Activity to determine the child/youth’s performance in the areas of mobility, upper extremity function, ADLs, Recreation and/or wheelchair operation
  7. Identify 4 assessment tools under the ICF domain of Body Structure and Function, and describe how each of these tools can help determine potential contributing factors to a child/youth’s participation restrictions

AUDIENCE

OTs, PTs, COTAs and PTAs serving children and youth with disabilities, 3-21 years old


AGENDA

Day 1

AM Session

  • Assessment and Practical Statistics for Therapists
  • ICF-based Approach to Assessment
  • Tools to Assess Personal Factors: Preferences, Behavior, Goals and Self-determination
  • Tools to Assess Participation & Environment: Ecological Assessment & Standardized Tools

PM Session

  • Tools to Assess Activity: Mobility
  • Tools to Assess Activity: Upper Extremity Function
  • Tools to Assess Activity: ADL

Day 2

AM Session

  • Tools to Assess Activity: Recreation
  • Tools to Assess Activity: Wheelchair Operation
  • Tools to Assess Body Structure and Function

PM Session

  • Practical Toolkit: Diagnosis-specific Assessments & Setting-specific Assessments
  • Clinical Decision-Making: Interpreting Results,  Monitoring Progress and Determining Need for Services; The HOP-FA + ICF Approach
  • Documenting and Recommending with Clarity and Confidence
  • Clinical Reasoning: Case Studies

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

This course qualifies for 12 hours of Continuing Education.

  • Connecticut: Note that CT does not require pre-approval of continuing education courses. The content of this course qualifies as continuing education as per DPH OT and PT regulations.
  • Maine: The ME Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation does not require pre-approval of continuing education courses.
  • Massachusetts: The MA Board of Allied Health Professionals does not require pre-approval of continuing education courses.
  • New Hampshire: The NH PT Governing Board does not require pre-approval of continuing education courses. The content of this course qualifies as continuing education as per NH rules for OTs and PTs.
  • New York: PTs, PTAs, OTs & COTAs will receive 12 continuing education hours.
  • States covered by FSBPT Certification: Apply EBP has submitted an application for CEU approval for PTs and PTAs.
  • States covered by FSBPT Certification: Apply EBP has submitted an application for CEU approval for PTs and PTAs.

If you are from a state other than the above and would like to obtain credit for attendance, please email ApplyEBP@gmail.com as soon as possible.


TICKET PRICES AND DISCOUNTS

Group: $399 –  save $30/participant if 3 or more from the same organization, community group/network or study group. Register together or separately, indicating at least 2 of your co-therapists who are also registering.

Full Price: $429 – available on September 29 – October 30, 2018

Early Bird – Group: $369 – save $60/participant if 3 or more from the same organization, community group/network or study group register by September 28, 2018. Register together or separately, indicating at least 2 of your co-therapists who are also registering.

Early Bird – Individual : $399 – save $30 by registering by September 28, 2018

 


PURCHASING TICKETS

Click on the ticket type on the top of this page. Enter required information. Select to pay via Credit Card, PayPal or by Check.

Pay via Credit Card or PayPal: You are registered instantly!

Pay via Check: You will receive instructions to send check via mail within 7 days to be registered.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Registrants may cancel up to 14 days prior to the course for a refund minus a $75 administration fee. There will be no refund for canceling less than 14 days prior to the course. Substitution is allowed with an email notification to applyebp@gmail.com.  ApplyEBP reserves the right to cancel a course up to 14 days prior to the course due to insufficient registration, with a full refund to registrants. Please do not  arrange non-refundable travel arrangements until 13 days prior to the course, as ApplyEBP is not responsible for such expenses.

Email applyebp@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 978-934-6920

Venue Website:

Address:
50 Warren St., Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852, United States

Description:

The Inn & Conference Center features over 120 seasonal hotel rooms, 31 year-round Inn-style rooms, 50 Warren Lounge, and over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space including outdoor patios.

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