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Course Description

Chronic diseases are on the rise, and occupational therapists can play a crucial role in addressing the primary risk factor for developing chronic diseases, personal behaviors. These personal behaviors, otherwise known as performance patterns, include habits, routines, rituals, and roles. Performance patterns can either support or hinder occupational performance and play a significant role in […]
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Meet Your Presenter

John (Johnny) Rider is an assistant professor at Touro University Nevada in Henderson, Nevada. He has worked in a variety of settings, including school-based, home health and hospice, acute and post-acute rehabilitation, and orthopedic and neurological outpatient clinics. He is also a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter specializing in medical and mental health interpreting. He has a passion for chronic disease management and lifestyle interventions and the unique contribution of occupational therapy. He is currently in the dissertation phase for a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with an emphasis on rehabilitation science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


  • This course qualifies for 10 CMH (certified maintenance hours).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of habits in everyday behavior and the contribution to chronic diseases.
  2. Identify 2 evidence-based interventions for changing existing habits and for developing new habits.
  3. Identify 1 potential method of measuring habits in clinical practice.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Course begins
  • 1:00 - Course ends + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

Rehabilitation therapists who work to address behavior changes to promote healthy habits.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course was part of the Therapy Insights Continuing Education Task Force application to become an approved AOTA CE Provider, wherein we demonstrated our commitment to meeting the high standards of the AOTA Continuing Education requirements.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a writer for Therapy Insights.
  • Presenter is an assistant professor at Touro University Nevada and employed by Good Life Therapy, LLC and Mesa View Home Health and Hospice.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

Instructional Methodology


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