Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Driving and Community Mobility micro credential required course. Click here for details!
Anne Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA, FGSA
Professor, East Carolina University’s Department of Occupational Therapy
Director of the Research for the Older Adult Driver Initiative (ROADI).
Earn: .15 AOTA CEU’s (1.5 contact hours; 1.88 NBCOT PDU’s)
As you know, driving and community mobility are considered an instrumental activity of daily living according to our practice framework (OTPF-4). That means, it is your ethical responsibility as an occupational therapy practitioner to address driving if you are working with clients for whom this is a valued occupation.
If you are not sure about your role in addressing driving or how to identify individuals who may need your services, this course can help. Dr. Anne Dickerson reviews screening and assessment techniques and tools that will assist you in embedding driving into your practice. Once you identify that there is a driving risk, you will see that there are several options for interventions including referral to an OT driving rehabilitation specialist or interventions for specific skills that become part of your everyday approach to treatment. Working as a partner with physicians and family members, you can ensure the safety of your clients and the public by assisting in identification and remediation for those who acquire a condition leading to driving risk.
Following this course, the practitioner will be able to:
1) Identify screening tools designed for determining driving risk levels.
2) Differentiate screening from comprehensive evaluation.
3) Compare and contrast how comprehensive driving evaluations differ depending on client factors and functional performance.
4) Explain the importance of occupation-based functional assessments for determining driving risk.
5) Describe evaluation tools to examine visual/perceptual, physical/motor, and cognitive skills for the IADL of driving and community mobility.
6) Describe the use and limits of cut off points of assessment tools.
This course required for the AOTA CE Micro Credential "Driving and Community Mobility" and the "Home and Community Safety and Driving" Professional Certificate. Click HERE for additional information on this exciting program!
Learning Level: Intermediate
Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
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