Addressing Driving (without being a driving rehab specialist)

Occupational Therapy Driver Rehabilitation


Occupational therapy practitioners sometimes do not address driving in the general clinical setting. Why? Should we? and how?

Check out the education bomb Kimberly Kearney COTA gives about not only how to address this topic with your patients, but TONS of resources to get you started.

Click here to get the ENTIRE driving for OT reference list PDF

Resources from the Show:

The Ethical and Professional Obligation to Address Driving when Delivering Occupational Therapy Services

Will help with senior transportation:

Practitioner Assessments:

OT-DORA: Occupational Therapy Driver Off-Road Assessment Battery

Client Assessments:

AAA Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer

Family Assessments:

Driving Decisions Workbook – University of Michigan

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