NIH Toolbox: Innovative Assessments for Rehab Practice and Research: Presentation IC 25

NOTE  Attendees are expected to watch the recorded course anytime at their convenience & then JOIN the one-hour LIVE discussion with presenters & other rehab. pros on Sat 20Mar.

DAY Saturday March 20 2021

TIME 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

TOPIC AREAS Clinical Practice, Brain Injury, Athlete Development & Sports Rehabilitation

CAREER LEVEL Intermediate


The NIH Toolbox provides scores that are comparable across a broad range of age and ability levels, making it uniquely suited for use in lifespan assessment and evaluation of disorders covering an extensive spectrum of severity. Comprised of four 30-minute batteries (Cognition, Motor, Emotion, Sensation), the core suite of measures can be administered in two hours or less. All measures were evaluated for accessibility and cultural and ethnic applicability, and have demonstrated good reliability and validity. The NIH Toolbox was normed using a US Census matched sample of 4,859 participants (English and Spanish speaking), ages 3-85. Through this interactive course, we discuss the science behind the NIH Toolbox as well as how to select, administer, score, and interpret NIH Toolbox measures. Participants will then be given hands-on experience using the NIH Toolbox iPad app on iPads provided by us. We welcome questions and discussion during the workshop.


  1. Describe the advantages of modern psychometric test theory applications in assessment
  2. Select and administer specific NIH Toolbox® measures using the iPad app
  3. Describe the advantages of using Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) in assessment
  4. Manage, score, and interpret results from administration of NIH Toolbox® measures
  5. Discuss advantages and limitations of NIH Toolbox® use in rehabilitation clinical and research settings


This course is pre-recorded from the ACRM 2020 Annual Conference. Buy now and watch the course anytime and anywhere at your convenience and earn CME/CEUs right away. Then, take the evaluation and complete the steps to earn CME/CEUs and don’t miss the 1-hour LIVE DISCUSSION with presenters on Saturday, 20 March.

Registration includes a Certificate of Attendance and /or CME/CEU processing for the following disciplines:

  • Certified Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Massage Therapists (NCBTMB)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (TBD)
  • Physicians (ACCME Includes Canada Physicians and Physician Assistants)
  • Registered Dietitians (CDR)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist (APA Division 22)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech-Language-Hearing Pathologists (ASHA)


  • 4 hours of pre-recorded instruction
  • 1 hour of Live Discussion/Q&A
  • Continuing education credit processing
  • Access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters)
  • NON-members receive introductory 6- month membership


$99 members / $149 non-members
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Julie Hook, MBA, PhD, ABPP Research Associate Professor, NIH Toolbox Product Manager
Northwestern University


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Richard Gershon, PhD
Northwestern University – MSS
Chicago, Illinois


Cynthia Nowinski, MD, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois


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Jerry Slotkin, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Assistant Director
Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, University of Delaware
Evanston, Illinois


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David S. Tulsky, PhD
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware


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Pamela Kisala, MA
Research Scientist
University of Delaware
Durham, North Carolina


The Spring Meeting is host to the ACRM Training Institute, providing rehabilitation researchers and clinicians seeking CME/CEUs with exciting opportunities for in-depth training and the translation of evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice for rehabilitation clinicians and researchers

Choose from ten courses and earn a Certificate of Attendance and/or up to 20 contact hours of Continuing Education credit in your choice of 13 disciplines via the 2020 Annual Conference Pre-recorded Sessions.

The ACRM Spring Meeting is also a venue for networking and collaborating within the ACRM interdisciplinary community groups and committees. Come find your tribe, contribute to the field, and become a member of this vibrant and welcoming community. These groups are the heart of ACRM, working to IMPROVE LIVES through rehabilitation research.

PRO members may join community group meetings free-of-charge and learn how to get involved — to help get the research into practice faster and move the rehabilitation field forward.

Two days-worth of continuing education with up to 20 contact hours CME/CEUs


*Although no significant changes are anticipated, all courses and presenters are subject to change.