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

Event Phone: 646-269-9039

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Early Bird - Group: Everything's Measurable! Minnesotashow details + $369.00 (USD)  
Early Bird - Individual: Everything's Measurable! Minnesotashow details + $399.00 (USD)  
Full Price: Everything's Measurable! Minnesotashow details + $429.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 16, 2019

  • Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT - Minnesota
    April 15, 2019 - April 16, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA 


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“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


Everything’s Measurable! is a highly-interactive workshop on the assessment of children and youth with neurologic and developmental disabilities, 3-21 years old. Carlo will highlight the advantages of using the International Classification of Function (ICF) as a framework to guide the assessment process. He will also relate the ICF to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) language with a goal of unifying and enhancing communication in OT and PT practices. Participants will learn the psychometric properties, statistical norms, and interpretation of tests and measures covering the different domains of the ICF: personal factors (occupational profile), environmental factors (context), participation (occupation), activity (performance), and body structure & function (client factors).

This workshop will cover 100+ standardized and non-standardized tools. Carlo will 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 so those with limited to no budget can also implement the use of these tools. Participants will practice administration and scoring of tests. Carlo 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! Every participant gets an exclusive membership to an online discussion group with speaker and other Apply EBP faculty members.


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 Occupation or 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 underlying contributing factors to a child/youth’s participation restrictions


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


Day 1

AM Session

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

PM Session

  • Tools to Assess Activity (Occupational Performance): Mobility
  • Tools to Assess Activity (Occupational Performance) : Upper Extremity Function
  • Tools to Assess Activity (Occupational Performance): ADL

Day 2

AM Session

  • Tools to Assess Activity (Occupational Performance): Recreation
  • Tools to Assess Activity (Occupational Performance): Wheelchair Operation
  • Tools to Assess Body Structure and Function (Client Factors): Balance, Endurance, Sensation, Sensory Processing, Visual Processing, Strength, Tone, Selective Motor Control, ROM, Vital Signs, Perceived Exertion, Pain

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


This course qualifies for 12 hours of Continuing Education.

  • Illinois PT: This course has been approved for 12 CE hours by the Illinois PT Association
  • Illinois OT: This course has been approved for 12 CE hours by the Illinois OT Association
  • Michigan OT: Participants will receive 12 hours of CE as per OT Rule R 338.1252  (activity approved for continuing education by “another state or provincial board of occupational therapy”)
  • Michigan PT: Participants will receive 12 hours of CE as per PT Rule R 338.7163 (activity approved for continuing education by “another state board of physical therapy”)
  • Minnesota OT:  This course satisfies the continuing education requirements of the MN OT Board
  • Minnesota PT: This course has been approved for 12 CE hours by the Minnesota Board of PT (Course Approval #1984)
  • North Dakota OT: This course satisfies the continuing education requirements of the ND OT Board
  • Ohio PT: PTs and PTAs will receive 12 CEUs, Approval # 18S8033 OPTA.
  • Ohio OT: Course approval is not required by the OT section if these 3 criteria are met:  “(1) It contributes directly to professional competency; (2) It relates directly to the clinical practice, management, or education of occupational therapy practitioners; and (3) It is conducted by individuals who have demonstrated expertise in the subject matter of the program.” This symposium satisfies all 3 criteria. Upon requests, Ohio OTs & COTAs can be provided with detailed symposium description and speaker CVs for their records.
  • Pennsylvania OT & PT: OTs, PTs, COTAs & PTAs will receive 12 CE credits as per PA OT Board Regulations § 42.54(c)(8)
    and PA PT Board Laws & Regulations § 40.67 (d)(1)(i)(H)
  • NBCOT: You can use the certificate of completion handed at the end of the course and this brochure when submitting for NBCOT certification renewal.

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.


Early Bird – Group: $369 – save $60/participant if 3 or more from the same organization, community group/network or study group register by March 15, 2019. 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 March 15, 2019.

Full Price: $429 – available between March 16 – April 10, 2019.


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

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


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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1501 Fulham St., St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108, United States


Northwestern Auditorium at the Northwestern Hall

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