An OT DRS is an experienced occupational therapist with advanced training in driving rehabilitation. We provide driving evaluations to determine safe goals for travel.
There is no charge for the initial phone consultation which normally takes around 20 minutes.
A driving evaluation is an evaluation of an individual’s driving. It includes 3 main steps.
You will need a referral from your doctor. We will be happy to assist you with that process.
During step 3 of the driving evaluation, we will talk to you and your family member about your outcome. Your DRS will talk about patterns of safety or concern with driving. Outcomes may include return or continue driving, additional driving training, hold on driving with plans for re-evaluation, or driving retirement.
Step 2 of the driving evaluation takes place in our driving rehab car. We use our car because it has special equipment for added safety. Don’t worry! We appreciate that driving someone else’s car requires adjustment. Therefore, the first thing we will do is give you time to get use to our car. Then, once you are ready, the evaluation will begin.
No, as specialists, we evaluate your performance with driving and any impact from illness or injury. We work with you, your family, and doctor to help determine safe goals with driving. At times we will be asked to send reports to the department of motor vehicle, but we will always discuss this with you first. The department of motor vehicle is the licensing agency that holds all authority for your driver’s license.
Medical conditions can change the way we move, think, and see. If you show any of these changes or other characteristics, you may benefit from a driving evaluation with Adaptive Mobility:
There are several options for driving with adaptive equipment. During your evaluation we can explore what is best for you! See below for some examples of adaptive driving tools.
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