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driver rehabilitation

Specialized assistance provided to those who need to develop or improve their skills and abilities to enable greater safety or independence in driving because of physical, cognitive, or perceptual deficits. Services typically include clinical assessment, assistance with seating and positioning, simulated driving practice, on-road evaluation and training, passenger car evaluation, and recommendations for vehicle modifications. See: driver rehabilitation therapist
See also: rehabilitation
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One systematic review on aging and driver rehabilitation programs was reviewed for content and methods (Kua, Korner-Bitensky, Desrosiers, Man-Hong-Sing, & Marshall, 2007).
A report should be filed with the DMV for re-examination unless the driver prefers to be first examined by a driver rehabilitation specialist.
Stretton, who helped people train for their advanced driving test chose in court to take a driver rehabilitation course.
If a patient's limitations defy easy medical correction, consider referring that patient to a driver rehabilitation specialist.
The driver rehabilitation program sponsored by the Florida DOT is helping older drivers make reasonable decisions about whether to continue driving.
The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) can help you locate a qualified driving evaluator in your area; it maintains a database of certified driver rehabilitation specialists throughout the country.
The studies of visual processing suggest that (a) standard optometric examinations are not sufficient and rehabilitation optometric examinations should be made a standard part of diagnosis and treatment for survivors of brain injury (Gianutos, Ramsey, & Perlin, 1988; Warren, 1992), and (b) driver rehabilitation specialists must be prepared to assess possible visual deficits associated with various disabilities (including brain injury), which might not be evident in standard optometric screenings (Strano, 1993).
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and assisting with driving independence using wheelchair accessible vehicles.
After the evaluation, the CDRS can make recommendations for further training or adaptive equipment, such as hand controls for the gas and brakes, or a spinner knob for the steering wheel, says Elizabeth Green, executive director of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (also known as ADED, the acronym for its former name), a nonprofit organization that certifies the driving specialists.
In the U.S., guidelines for driving after a stroke are state-dependent--check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles, and consider scheduling a safe driving evaluation through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (www.aded.net).
A You are referring to the driver rehabilitation course.
ADED, The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, promotes safe, independent community mobility for people with disabilities as well as individuals who are aging and at greater risk for a disability.