A very important part of an individual’s return to independence following an injury, illness or accident is the ability to return to driving with safety.
Our Driving Programs offer two avenues for exploring the driving process: Clinical Driving Evaluation and Driving Preparation.
* The Clinical Driving Evaluation will assist in identifying potential safety factors related to various components of the driving process, as well as identify factors which may impact driving abilities.
* The Driving Preparation component is designed to assist the participant in increasing safety awareness and identifying adaptive equipment needs and resources for driving more independently.
Clinical Driving Evaluation
The Clinical Driving Evaluation is used to assess various components of the driving process.
What is evaluated?
* Visual Acuity
* Visual Perceptual skills
* Night Vision and Glare Recovery
* Memory/Cognitive Skills
* Safety/Judgment Skills
* Understanding of Traffic Signs
* Understanding of on the Road Regulations
* Physical Functioning
* Eye-foot and Eye-Hand Reaction Time Speed
* Adaptive Equipment Needs
A variety of practical components of the driving process are reviewed to encourage safe and independent driving. The amount of time varies according to the needs of the individual.
What is reviewed?
The Driving Preparation component may include the following, as needed:
* Understanding of traffic violations
* Understanding of on-the-road regulations
* Exercise program to enhance physical performance
* Safety and Judgment intervention
* Adaptive equipment needs for basic driving abilities and increased safety
* Provision of specialized equipment information and purchase resources
Referrals for behind the wheel, on the road driving evaluations are made as needed.