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Building Blocks for Becoming a Driver Rehabilitation Therapist is geared toward the allied health therapist with little or no experience in driver rehabilitation who desires to transition into the role of the driver rehabilitation specialist. The information shared will be geared toward a car evaluation program only, although all age and disability groups will be discussed.
This workshop has been presented for over 28 years and has proven to be helpful to many therapists transitioning into the role of the specialist in driving and community mobility. This comprehensive course coupled with Workshop 300: Take the Wheel live workshop will provide all of the information needed to start or update a program and perform in the role as a driver rehabilitation therapist for the clinical and in-traffic portions of a comprehensive driver evaluation.
Day One of Building Blocks will focus on many issues for the development of a driving program including the initial research and data collection for the development of a new or updated driving program. Budget and cost requirements will be detailed. The role of the driver rehabilitation specialist using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and other industry frames of reference will be defined. A thorough, medically-oriented driver evaluation will be studied through the structure of the occupational therapy process. The Framework will come alive as the instructors use this reference for developing an occupational profile to understand the occupation of driving for each client, and evaluating client factors, driving performance skills and contextual/environmental factors.
Building Blocks Day Two through Day Five will cover in great detail each step of the industry approved driver evaluation process. Information and resources will be provided to assist in the selection of evaluation and assessment tools and procedures geared for your facility and clientele. All car adaptive equipment will be introduced. Demonstrations and hands-on experiences will be given as time allows. Documentation requirements of a driving evaluation program will be discussed as well as instruction given for writing Mobility Prescriptions and providing adaptive equipment inspections/fittings.
Each day’s information is brought to life for the therapist with critical thinking sessions using real case studies, group discussions and actual client evaluations to allow the participants to use the new knowledge in a dynamic, didactic environment to enhance their skill level as a driver rehabilitation specialist.
Each participant should be able to:
Online Courses 101 and 102
Frames of reference
Foundation for a driving program
Research and development
Cost and staffing requirements
Billing and reimbursement
Policy and procedures
Make-up of a driver rehabilitation therapist
Transitioning into the specialist role
OT Practice Framework and driving
The driving evaluation process
Developing the occupational profile
Online Course 103 and 104
Online Course 105
Legal considerations for a driving program
Risk management strategies
Day One Live Workshop
8:00 Wheelchair/mobility evaluation
Assistive technology for driving
1:00 Assistive technology for driving
Prescription writing guidelines
Mobility Equipment Dealers
Day Two Live Workshop
8:00 Driving considerations per disability
Analysis of performance skills, client factors,
contextual/environmental factors & activity
1:00 Final vehicle inspection and fitting
Case study discussion
Evaluation of "real clients"
Final questions and answers
Every attempt is made to end each day between 4:30 -5:00 p.m. with the exception of the last day. The workshop will end on the last day approximately 5:00 p.m. After we have received the registration fee, completed registration form and copy of the professional degree or license, a confirmation letter will be sent via the learner’s choice with hotel recommendations, the location for the workshop and other information needed regarding the workshop.
We advise you NOT to make plane reservations until we have confirmed your registration. There is not a registration limit for this course but registration will close 2 weeks before the start date of the workshop.