The Well-Equipped Therapist! An Apply EBP School-based OT and PT Symposium – Bucks County, PA

Event Phone: 646-269-9039

  • The Well-Equipped Therapist Symposium - Bucks County
    August 6, 2018 - August 7, 2018
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm

with Laurie Ray, MPT, PhD, Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP and Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA

Seats are very limited due to the interactive nature of the course. 


The Well-Equipped Therapist Symposium will provide you with practical application of the current evidence and hottest topics in school-based practice. This is the essential course for the start of the school-year –  whether you’re new to the practice, or you’re an experienced therapist seeking more ideas!

The 2-day Symposium consists of multiple Seminars and Clinical Reasoning Intensives. Seminars will cover varied areas of school-based practice from assessment, interventions, regulations, documentation and clinical decision-making. The Clinical Reasoning Intensives will engage the participants in group activities for team decision-making in determining need for related services (1st day) and goal writing (2nd day).

Come and learn from the leading experts in the field of school-based practice, SeekFreaks creators Laurie Ray and Carlo Vialu, and regular contributor, Peggy Morris.


Click here for a 2-page brochure for The Well-Equipped Therapist Symposium – Bucks County, PA that you can download, print and share.


August 6

  • Seminar 1: Prognostication & Backward Planning for School-based Therapists
  • Seminar 2: Strength-based Approach to Assessment & Interventions
  • Lunch (provided) and Networking
  • Seminar 3: Determining Needs for OT/PT Services: IDEA & 504
  • Seminar 4: Service Documentation and Data
  • Clinical Reasoning Intensive 1: Decision-making and Debate to Determine Need for OT/PT Services

August 7

  • Seminar 5: select one
    • Systems Approach to Handwriting Interventions
    • Physical Therapy and APE
  • Seminar 6: select one
    • Executive Function for School-based Therapists
    • PT Tests & Measures for Students with Moderate to Severe Physical  Disabilities
  • Lunch (provided) and Networking
  • Seminar 7: Motor Learning for School-based Therapists
  • Clinical Reasoning Intensive 2: Goal-Writing Workshop

Morning Snack and Lunch are provided on both days. While we will have a variety of options, we may not be able to address all dietary needs – apologies in advance.


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

  1. Apply evidence and clinical judgment in prognostication of post-secondary outcomes for student with disabilities
  2. Describe 3 ways to incorporate strength-based strategies in school-based practice
  3. Utilize decision-making questions that can help the IEP team determine need for related services under IDEA
  4. Identify 3 data-based elements to include in progress note documentations
  5. Implement a systems approach to address the handwriting skills of all students within a school
  6. Distinguish services provided by a physical therapist and adapted physical education
  7. Develop strategies to enhance executive function and, thus, participation in daily routines and activities
  8. Administer 5 standardized tests & measures for students with moderate to severe physical disabilities
  9. Incorporate 5 motor learning principles in interventions for students with disabilities
  10. Create data-based and student-focused IEP goals

Sponsored by Bucks County Intermediate Unit



OTs, COTAs, PTs and PTAs


The Well-Equipped Therapist  qualifies for 11 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.
  • DelawareOTs, COTAs, PTs & PTAs will receive 11 contact hours
  • New YorkOTs, COTAs, PTs and PTAs will receive 11 contact hours
  • New Jersey: This course is approved for 11.0 credits for PTs & PTAs (NJBPTE Approval #1805-07).  Note that course pre-approval is not required for OTs and COTAs.
  • 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.
  • PennsylvaniaApply EBP, LLC is applying for approval for 11.0 contact hours for OTs, COTAs, PTs & PTAs

If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email


Group: $469 – save $30/participant if 3 or more from the same organization, community group/network or study group register between June 16 – August 2, 2018. Register together or separately, indicating at least 2 of your co-therapists who are also registering. *AM Snack and Lunch provided for both days*

Full Price: $499 – available between June 16 – August 2, 2018. *AM Snack and Lunch provided for both days*

Early Bird – Group: $429 – save $70/participant if 3 or more from the same organization, community group/network or study group register by June 15, 2018. Register together or separately, indicating at least 2 of your co-therapists who are also registering. *AM Snack and Lunch provided for both days*

Early Bird – Individual: $469 – save $30 by registering by June 15, 2018. *AM Snack and Lunch provided for both days*


Click on the ticket type on 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.


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 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 if you have any questions.

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2 Replies to “The Well-Equipped Therapist! An Apply EBP School-based OT and PT Symposium – Bucks County, PA”

  1. I am very interested in the discussion about documentation at the “Well Equipped Therapist” presentation, but I cannot attend this conference.
    Will there be a video of that session that can be viewed at another time?

    1. Hi, Peggy!

      There are no videos at this time, but perhaps in the future we will plan it out. Do subscribe so you’ll hear about that when it happens, or when we are close to you.

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