2020 Annual Conference
Everything is Measureable! 
ICF-based Approach to Pedicatric OT & PT Assessment
October 15-16, 2020  -  Hellgate High School Missoula, MT

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Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA:
Carlo is co-author & co-publisher of www.SeekFreaks.com, an evidencebased online resource for pediatric PTs, OTs & SLPs. He served as Director of PT for the NYC DOE for over 9 years, where he oversaw a program with 700+ PTs & 1,500+ schools. He is project manager of research on normative data for five mobility tests for school-aged children, & a coresearcher on collaboration between school-based and medical-based pediatric physical therapists. He is a national presenter on therapy assessment and interventions for children & youth with disabilities.

Course Description:
Assess, document and recommend confidently! 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 skills), 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. Case studies will be used to facilitate learning, and to gauge achievement of the learning objectives.

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify 3 assessment tools that can be completed by the child/youth and/or parent to describe their preferences, motivations and goals.
2.Select a combination of 3-4 tests and measures across the different domains of the ICF to help determine the need for therapy services.
3.Administer, score and interpret at least 4 tests and measures across the different domains of the ICF.
4. Describe how 3 body function and structure assessment tools can help determine potential contributing factors to a client’s participation or occupation.
5. Describe the documentation of an assessment using an ICFbased approach, including statement of the child/youth's strengths, needs and goals and the therapist's professional recommendations.

THURSDAY AGENDA:
8:00 Assessment and Practical Statistics for Therapists 
9:00 ICF-based Approach (lecture)
10:30 Break
10:45 Tools to Assess Personal Factors 
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Tools to Assess Occupation and Participation 
2:00 Tools to Assess Mobility (lecture)
2:30 Break
2:45 Tools to Assess Upper Extremity Function 
3:30 Break
3:45 Tools to Assess Recreation+ (lecture)
4:15 Tools to Assess ADL+ 
5:15 Adjourn

FRIDAY AGENDA:
8:00 Tools to Assess Wheelchair Operation (lecture)
8:30 Tools to Assess Body Function and Structure (lecture)
10:30 Break
10:45 Practical Toolkit: Diagnosis- & Setting- Specific Assessments (lecture)
11:30 Clinical Decision-Making: HOP-FA + ICF-based Approach (lecture)
12:00 Clinical Reasoning: Case Studies (lecture, group activity)
12:15 Documentation & Recommendation (lecture, group activity)
12:45 Adjourn

This course qualifies for 12 hours of continuing education. 
This information is being provided and will be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic changes over the summer. 
You will need to register for the course at ApplyEBP.com
Full Price $429    Early Bird: $399    Group Early Bird: $369
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