Start with the End in Mind!

This course inspires therapists to dream big for their students and provide them the tools to start early in building the foundation to reach these dreams and become active participants in the community. Carlo will offer a concrete, evidence-based and practical approach to creating a long-term prognosis and post-secondary goals for children as early as in elementary school. Participants will then learn to apply backward planning to design interventions & outcome measures to ensure progress towards these post-secondary goals.

Closed Captioned in English.

BONUS PRACTICAL TOOLKIT: Prognostication and Backward Planning Worksheets

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Start with the End in Mind!

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Questions regarding payment or purchase order? Email Carlo at [email protected]


What therapists say about this course

Start with the End in Mind! - Cover
Nice balance of detail and global info with resources to look up more info.

- OT with 12 years experience

Start with the End in Mind! - Evidence
The case study was helpful to walk through how to practically use this.

- PT with 5 years experience

Start with the End in Mind! - Backward Planning
Thank you for highlighting participation and encouraging life outcomes/goals for even very young patients. Eyes wide open.

- OT with 11 years experience

INSTRUCTOR: Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA served as Director of Physical Therapy for the NYC Department of Education, where he oversaw a program with over 700 PTs working in more than 1,500 schools. He is project manager of research on normative data for five mobility tests for school-aged children, & co-founder of




At the completion of this course, the learner is expected to:

  1. Determine 3 areas of participation or occupation that a pediatric therapist should include when determining long-term prognosis 
  2. List 3 prognostication factors for post-school outcomes of children with disabilities
  3. Identify 3 critical periods of acquisition for children with disabilities


  • Prognosis
  • Prognostication Strategy
  • Backward Planning
  • Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate


1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.

  • Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL, NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN, IL, and by AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).

  • This webinar is approved for PTs and PTAs in AR, CA, MD, and OKThese OT state boards accept approval by AOTA, other state boards or associations: AL, AK, AR, DE, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OR, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI and DC.
  • These PT state boards accept approval by other states boards or AOTA: AK, AZ, DE, HI, IN, KY, MI, MT, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY and DC.
  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for OTs and OTAs: AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IA, KS, ME, MA, NE, NJ, UT, WA, WV and WY.
  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for PTs and PTAs: AL, CO, CT, GA, IA, KS, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, and WA.
  • If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email us.

Learners must watch the video and complete course requirements, including scoring 70% or higher in the post-test to receive a certificate. Five (5) post-test retakes are allowed; if you exceed this limit, please email us.


  • You will have access to this course for at least 60 days.
  • There is no cancellation once course is purchased. Please email us if you have any questions.
  • Apply EBP, LLC abide by all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Apply EBP, LLC is committed to equal educational access for individuals with disabilities. Apply EBP, LLC does not discriminate against any individuals with disabilities from registering or attending any of our courses. We work closely with venues to ensure that facilities utilized are accessible. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact us via email or phone (646-269-9039) with requests for accommodations. Apply EBP, LLC will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.