The Driving Evaluation provides an objective assessment of a person's ability to drive and provides documentation of driving capability for those who wish to resume driving after a medical incident or diagnosis. The therapist establishes driving goals with the client and evaluates the client's vision, range of motion, coordination, break reaction time, and speed of processing.
If the client is a candidate for driving, the evaluation proceeds to the On-The-Road portion of the assessment. Ther therapist orients the client to the car, and once the client has become comfortable driving in a parking lot, prodeeds into traffic. At the completion of the evaluation, recommendations are made regarding a person's ability to drive and what, if any, adaptive equipment or restrictions are needed to ensure safety. A report detailing the evaluation results and recommendations is sent to the client and the client's referring physician.