What does it take to become an OT Driver Rehab Specialist?

When families or caregivers become concerned about a person’s ability to drive, a driving risk assessment can provide the answers drivers and loved ones need in order to make informed decisions. The role of an occupational therapist in these situations, specifically OTs who have received specialized Driver Rehab Specialist training, is crucial for the safety…

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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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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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