Safe Driving Tips for Transporting Grandchildren
Are you a grandparent lending a hand with transporting grandchildren? As offices across the country start to reopen, many parents return to the office for work, leaving grandparents in charge of childcare. This includes handling everyday tasks such as running errands, doctor appointments, and taking the kids to activities or other events. This also means…Read More
Driving Post-Stroke with a Left Foot Accelerator
Meet Michael. Michael has returned to driving post-stroke with a left foot accelerator! Please join me in congratulating Michael on passing his adaptive equipment driving test on a very cold and windy Tuesday! Michael is a young, very independent, hard-working father. About a month into the pandemic, he woke up, alone in his home, unable…Read More
ACL (Allen Cognitive Lacing) for the Win!
And the Allen Cognitive Test (ACL) comes to the rescue again for a win!! Hello OT friends! I used the ACL (Allen Cognitive Lacing Test) to understand my client’s readiness to drive again! It is really a great tool. This time my client, had no more than an eighth-grade education and grew up as a…Read More
Driving with Adaptive Equipment: Following this Easy Process
Ready to drive after an arm or leg injury? Wondering what equipment options are out there? We’ve got you covered! Let’s explore driving with adaptive equipment! Here are a few facts about adaptive equipment: There are lots of equipment options, from simple to complex. It helps you drive after a stroke, amputation, neuropathy, or any…Read More
Decipher Driving Rehab Credentials
Let’s decipher the driving rehab credentials! The world of driving rehab is riddled with credentials – SCDCM, CDRS, DRS, and more. Does any of it make a difference? Let us help decipher these driving rehab credentials. Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) Driver rehabilitation specialist (DRS) is a general term that may be used by anyone with…Read More
Is Driving Still an Option if I have Parkinson’s Disease?
Absolutely! Driving with Parkinson’s may still be an option! While Parkinson’s disease can impact how we move or how quickly we respond, many clients continue driving after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. However, it is important to partner with your doctor and driver rehabilitation specialist (DRS) to make sure you still have the skills needed…Read More