What's involved in a Driving Assessment?
- conducted by an occupational therapist
- approximately two hours
- includes: medical history, driving history and driving goals, physical assessment, perceptual assessment, computer based cognitive behavioural assessment, physical assessment, visual/perceptual assessment, and cognitive assessment.
- conducted by an occupational therapist and a certified driving instructor
- approximately one hour
- the predetermined route includes residential areas, commercial areas and the expressway.
- an assessment vehicle is used, equipped with a dual braking system.
- a one-day temporary permit is arranged through the MTO, if the client's license is under medical suspension.
- recommendations are given to the client immediately following the assessment
- documentation is forwarded to the referral source, the client and the Ministry of Transportation (where applicable)
- the assessment will include determining whether adaptive equipment and/or vehicle modifications are required to assure driving accessibility and safety
- an evaluation for equipment can be completed when a client has unique needs as a passenger
- We have recently linked with Ontario Truck Driving School and are able to provide assessments for individuals who are employed as truck or bus drivers.
Driver Rehabilitation Services
one-on-one driving lessons for new drivers with physical and/or learning disabilities. In partnership with an Approved Functional Assessment Centre for Beginner Driver Education, this can be done as a part of the new driver certificate program.
in-car remedial driving lessons
- clinical remediation to improve skills in attention, perception, stress management, etc.