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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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The main objectives of this review are to present findings and formulate conclusions, based on a comprehensive search for the best evidence related to driving with low vision and the effectiveness of training-education programs and assistive technologies for driver rehabilitation.
A report should be filed with the DMV for re-examination unless the driver prefers to be first examined by a driver rehabilitation specialist.
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).
Occupational therapists trained in driver rehabilitation provide a key component to the evaluation of older driver safety and rehabilitation.
If you're concerned about your safety, you can put your road skills to the test with a certified driver rehabilitation specialist (CDRS), a professional--usually an occupational therapist--who evaluates both your driving skills and physical abilities.
You also can find a specialist via the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists website (www.
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.
Alderson was banned from driving for 18 months but offered a drink driver rehabilitation course to reduce the ban by four months.
When you're afraid you're going to lose your license or you lose your license, that's probably one of the most overt signs of becoming old, and that's pretty demoralizing for people," said Patrick Baker, MHS, OTR/L, CLVT, CDRS, a Cleveland Clinic occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist.
A referral to a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist may reveal whether your driving skills have been impaired by PD, and whether rehabilitation or modifications to your vehicle might be helpful.
An evaluation by a driver rehabilitation specialist may be helpful in evaluation of older drivers in whom the clinician has persistent concerns about driving following an in-office evaluation, or in those in whom an independent evaluation is needed.