Life Management Series
Sleep Deficits and Disorders
Registration for the Sleep Deficits and Disorders course is currently closed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is epidemic in the United States. This distance-learning/online course (6 hours) provides background and training in Lifestyle Redesign® occupational therapy interventions for persons experiencing sleep deficits, in order for practitioners to empower their clients with self-management strategies for daily life.
The Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course is a prerequisite to the other courses in the Life Management Series, and must be completed first.
- Explain the physiology of typical sleep, and many factors that contribute to sleep deficits and dysfunction
- Describe sleep deficits and disorders, prevalence rates, and comorbid conditions
- Recognize the occupational impact of sleep deficits
- Choose interventions for people experiencing sleep deficits, integrating evidence-based reasoning for each intervention
- Create plans of care that incorporate lifestyle intervention goals
- Identify commonly used clinical outcome assessments to use for people with sleep deficits and disorders
- Discuss relevant documentation, billing, and reimbursement issues when treating this population
- Apply this knowledge to clinical case studies
- Cultural and physiological factors impacting sleep
- Evaluation of sleep deficits
- Sleep deficits and disorders — description and prevalence
- Interventions for sleep deficits and disorders
- Documentation, billing, marketing, and program development
About the Presenters
Rebecca Cunningham OTD, OTR/L, MSCS is an assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy and practices Lifestyle Redesign® at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice where she works predominately with clients living with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, and other functional neurological conditions. She is a member of the USC Multiple Sclerosis multidisciplinary team, and NMSS Healthcare Provider Council for the southwest region. Dr. Cunningham received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2016. She completed the CBT-I basic training course through Colorado State University at Fort Collins.
Samantha Valasek OTD, OTR/L, was an assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy at the University of Southern California at the time that this course was developed. She primarily worked as a clinician at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, the USC Chan Division’s private clinic where occupational therapists deliver lifestyle-based interventions. As an experienced provider of Lifestyle Redesign® services, she worked with clients with various chronic conditions to support the acquisition of health-promoting habits and routines. Dr. Valasek received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2016.
Marissa Marchioni OTD, OTR/L, CEAS received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree in 2017 from the University of Southern California. Her clinical residency was completed at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice where she provided Lifestyle Redesign® services and explored Lifestyle Redesign® applications for workplace wellness. As an assistant clinical professor of occupational therapy, she provides Lifestyle Redesign® services across several programs including diabetes management, weight management, mental health and ergonomics.
Tracy Jalaba OTD, OTR/L completed her doctoral residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, where she focused on expanding and improving the Lifestyle Redesign® program for adults and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As a clinical faculty member, Dr. Jalaba continues to work with clients in a variety of programs at OTFP with an emphasis on clients in the mental health, college student and ASD Lifestyle Redesign® programs. Additionally, Dr. Jalaba works as a team member representing occupational therapy at USC Disability Services & Programs. She completed the CBT-I basic training course through Colorado State University at Fort Collins.
|Course||Regular||AOTA members and USC Chan alumni|
|Sleep Deficits and Disorders||$180||$162|
General Course Information
The Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® is a prerequisite to the other courses in the Life Management Series, and must be completed first.
This course is designed for OTs, OTAs, and others as an introductory level course; however all levels of experience are welcome as are all areas of practice.
Take the course on your own time
Participants have 7 days to complete a course once receiving access.
Participants must complete a learning outcomes and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Keep a copy of the brochure and certificate for your records.
A link is sent to all registrants to view at their convenience; therefore, no refunds will be granted.
Online courses are presented online using Mediasite technology. To be able to view the course, you’ll need to use a computer that meets certain requirements. You can test whether your computer meets the Mediasite viewing requirements at the Mediasite website.
AOTA Classification codes
Lifestyle Redesign®; Sleep/Rest; Intervention
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
.6 CEUs (6 contact hours)