Addressing Driver Concerns

  The topic of driving and the thought of not being able to drive can bring up a lot of emotions – worry, anxiety, stress – to name a few. I get it. So when I first meet a driver, I like to share that it is my goal to maximize their independence and safety.…

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Partnering with Occupational Therapy

  I often work in partnership with referring physicians, and occupational therapy practitioners. I want to see clients who are ready for the car. So partnering with the doctors is essential. When I get a referral, I generally know that the doctor believes the patient is ready, therapy is reaching their goals and the person…

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Occupational Therapy Driving Evaluation Process

  April is OT Appreciation Month. And, I am SO proud to be a part of the OT community. This vocational calling is a huge privilege. As I do this work, I often get asked what the evaluation process looks like for someone who wants to drive again. It feels scary and intimidating and, frankly,…

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What is Adaptive Driving Training

  A person’s ability to drive gives them the freedom and flexibility to care for themselves and to make meaningful connections with friends, family, and resources. When illness or injury takes away that ability, adaptive driving training can give drivers the skills and confidence to get back on the road. In this post, we meet…

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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Driving

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Driving

What is the role of occupational therapy in driving? Helping clients regain their sense of freedom and independence is at the core of why many of us became Occupational Therapists (OTs). And while there are roles for us across the spectrum of care, there’s one practice area that can be incredibly fulfilling. Helping clients drive…

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