18 Predictors of Post-Secondary Outcomes

This course presents the 18 predictors of postsecondary outcomes according to the systematic reviews of Test, et al (2009) and Mazzotti, et al (2016). Karen will discuss the predictors, ranging from inclusion in general education, parental involvement, self-determination, and student support network, to social, self-care, travel and independent living skills. Participants will learn to optimize these predictors by incorporating evidence-based strategies in their practice whether they are working in an elementary, middle or high school. Karen will utilize case vignettes and videos to demonstrate strategies. By providing services that promote achievement of current IEP goals and postsecondary outcomes, therapists will help fulfill IDEA’s promise of preparing students for college, career and community participation.

Closed Captioned in English.

BONUS: PRACTICAL TOOLKIT - Resources: Links to Videos, Websites and Must-reads; Checklist and Graphics: 18 Predictors

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18 Predictors of Post-Secondary Outcomes

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What therapists say about this course

"Good case examples of incorporating important skill development into the time with students."

- OT from Seattle, WA

"It sparkled ideas on how I will be able to apply to my practice. Thank you for teaching me to think outside the box!"

- PT with 30 years of experience

"The videos were VERY helpful, enjoyed watching the kids change over time!"

- Therapist from Illinois

INSTRUCTOR: Karen Tartick, PT has been practicing for over 30 years in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, early intervention, acute care, NICU, and school-based physical therapy. She currently practices in the Durham Public Schools in Durham, NC. Karen has served as a member of the Autism subcommittee of the School Based Physical Therapy Special Interest Group, and co-authored the Autism Spectrum Disorder Guide for parents on the Move ForwardPT website, the APTA’s consumer webpage. Karen is an APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor, and a mentor for school-based portion of the pediatric residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she serves as an adjunct faculty member. 

AUDIENCE: OTs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs, SLPs and Educators



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

  1. Select 3 predictors of postsecondary outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education and/or independent living 
  2. Identify 2 therapy interventions that can be implemented in elementary school to help optimize the predictors of postsecondary outcomes 
  3. Determine 2 therapy interventions that can be implemented in middle and high schools to help optimize the predictors of postsecondary outcomes


  • The 18 Predictors
  • 8 Predictors for Elementary School
  • 10 Predictors for Middle and High School
  • Case Study Application
  • 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 and IL, and AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).

  • This webinar is approved for PTs and PTAs in AR and CA.
  • These 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.