Specialists and Providers: To add your program to the database or if you see that
your driving specialist program listing is incomplete or incorrect, click on this link here.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Should I Choose an Occupational Therapy Driving Rehabilitation
Driving is a very complex task. Understanding all of the factors that make it
possible to drive safely and that may present barriers to a driver continuing
to drive safely requires specialized training.
Occupational therapists with such specialized training in driver rehabilitation
are able to identify not only a driver's strengths but also the physical,
visual, and cognitive challenges the individual faces. As a result,
occupational therapists can evaluate an individual's overall ability to operate
a vehicle safely and, if needed, recommend ways to limit risks.
Not all driver rehabilitation specialists are occupational therapists. But
occupational therapists have the extensive training and knowledge needed to
recognize the impact of medical conditions and the aging process on driving
performance. They use skill-building, behavioral, and adaptive approaches to
keeping a person mobile in his or her community, even if he or she must limit
or stop driving.
Driver Rehabilitation Services may be available in some areas and not in others.
If you cannot find a driver rehabilitation specialist in the data base in your
area, contact your local rehabilitation hospital's occupational therapy
department for help in locating a driver rehabilitation program. AOTA is
constantly working to expand and update the driver rehabilitation specialist
If you have any questions please contact