Driver Rehabilitation - OT Assistant

Driver Rehab 108



  • Define functional ambulation
  • Discuss the roles of  occupational therapists and other caregivers in functional ambulation
  • Identify safety issues in functional ambulation
  • Recognize basic lower extremity orthotics and ambulation aids
  • Develop goals and plans that can help ambulatory clients resume occupational roles
  • Identify the components necessary to perform a wheelchair evaluation
  • Explain the process of wheelchair measurement and prescription completion
  • Identify wheelchair safety considerations
  • Follow guidelines for proper body mechanics
  • Apply principles of proper body positioning
  • Identify the steps necessary for performing various transfer techniques
  • Identify considerations necessary to determine the appropriate transfer method based on the client ’ s clinical presentation
  • Identify different transportation systems and contexts and the treatment implications each system presents
  • Discuss the multilevel role of the therapist in the occupation of community mobility
  • List performance skills and client factors that should be assessed in a comprehensive driver evaluation
  • Discuss the value of driving within this society and how loss of license or mobility affects participation in occupation
  • Develop awareness of the complexities involved in a driver referral and evaluation
  • Define primary and secondary controls
  • Discuss that driver competency assessment is a specialty practice area requiring advanced training

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Driver Rehab 107

Developing a Driver Rehab Program


  • Identify key aspects of a business plan.
  • Describe several program delivery models.
  • Discuss the importance of proper staffing.
  • Identify program implementation steps.
  • Explore liability considerations.

Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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$38.00 USD

Driver Rehab 106

Legal and Professional Ethics in Driver Rehab, Research and Evidenced Based Practice and Emergent Functional Brain Imaging and Driver Rehab


  • Increase awareness of state requirement reporting laws.
  • Discuss ethical issues related to DRS.
  • Recognize the importance of research in driver rehab.
  • Define steps in the research process.
  • Compare and contrast neuroimaging techniques.
  • Explain various imaging modalities and their application for eval driving performance.

  • Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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    $95.00 USD

    Driver Rehab 105

    Universal Design and the Automobile, Wheeled Mobility Tiedown Systems and In-Vehicle Intelligent Transport Systems


    • Explain the universal design principles and application to vehicle design process.
    • Identify design considerations for disabled and elderly.
    • Identify three principles for voluntary equipment standards.
    • Describe principles of occupant protection.
    • Explain the importance of intelligent transport systems.
    • Discuss the importance of efficient user interface design.
    • Compare and contrast a range of vehicles to which adaptations could be made.
    • Explain what types of adaptations can be made to enhance motor vehicle usability.
    • Compare and contrast behavioral models for understanding the process of driving cessation.
    • Recognize options specific to the client's community mobility needs.

    Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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    $228.00 USD

    Driver Rehab 104

    Documenting Driver Rehab Services and Outcomes and Funding for Driver Rehab Services and Equipment


    • Outline and define the four basic parts of the eval report.
    • List the five steps in interpreting eval results.
    • Identify sources of funding for equipment and services.
    • Discuss the restrictions of each type of funding.
    • Recognize advantages/disadvantages of insurance reimbursement.
    • Explain the importance of documentation.

    Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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    $57.00 USD

    Driver Rehab 103

    On-Road Driver Evaluation and Training


    • Describe the steps involved for on-road eval and training.
    • Increase awareness of issues or potential problems with vehicles in order to help clients select appropriate adaptive equipment and vehicles.
    • Recognize what to ask clients when meeting with them for the first time.
    • Outline 3 of the broader issues surrounding driving evaluation to adopt a client-centered approach.
    • List 5 general principles that should inform on-road evaluations.
    • Know which strategies are appropriate in different situations.
    • Describe the factors that are required for effective implementation of a driver rehabilitation and training program.

    Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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    $76.00 USD

    Driver Rehab 102

    Measuring Driving Potential Before Hitting the Road


    • Discuss who can benefit from the Adapted Driving Decision Guide
    • Recognize the role the clinical evaluation plays in helping to determine a client's readiness to drive
    • Describe the risk factors that contribute to driving cessation
    • Outline the range of assessment tests to administer during the clinical evaluation
    • Explore the role of the driver rehabilitation specialist in assessing drivers with hearing and visual impairments
    • Name and describe the six conceptual domains of cognitive functioning
    • Identify factors that are useful for predicting accidents.
    • Explain why DRS should be familiar with drug categories
    • Describe the different classifications of drugs
    • Discuss the impact that wheeled mobility and seating evals have on driving
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of driver simulations
    • Identify factors contributing to simulator sickness and how to minimize the effects.

    Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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    $190.00 USD

    Driver Rehab 101

    The Driver Rehabilitation Team


    • Describe conceptual framework models that driver rehab specialists use.
    • Explain the importance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health on driver rehab.
    • Describe how technological changes shaped transportation.
    • Explore how the automobile has become a predominant form of transportation.
    • Discuss why older drivers may not want to stop driving.
    • Describe community mobility services.

    Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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    $114.00 USD