Start Your Own - Clinic Based - Driving Risk Assessment

Take this 25 hour, online training to sharpen your OT assessment skills. Learn to complete a Driving Risk Assessment, know how & when to refer to an OT DRS, & gain the foundational skills to complete a clinical assessment & continue onto Part 2 to become an OT DRS.

  • 25 hours online.

    Enjoy learning at your own pace, online, on-demand.

  • Education for the OT

    Learn the ins & outs of how to establish & complete your own OT driving risk assessment.

  • Gain Foundational Skills

    Build a strong foundation of clinical skills to identify driving risk. Continue onto Part 2 Training to become an OT DRS.

Part 1 Training is for the OT Generalist!

Earn your Driving Risk Assessment Certificate!

From vision to coordination to cognition & beyond, learn a variety of tests & measures that you can integrate easily & immediately into your OT practice to address your patient's questions about readiness to return to driving & referral to a driver specialist.

  • Be part of the solution! 
  • Add Driving Risk Assessment to your program's offerings.
  • Learn to assess client factors used for driving - vision, cognition, strength, range of motion, proprioception, sensation, etc..
  • Apply clinical reasoning skills to determine a patient's level of driving risk & potential.
  • Maximize your patient's rehab.
  • Know how & when to refer to an OT DRS/CDRS.
  • Get your patients to the right resources at the right time.
  • Provide a screen that is covered by insurance.

Adaptive Mobility Services is Your Approved Provider!

AOTA Approved Provider #6874 & ADED CHAP Provider #63563136

Part 1 Driving Risk Assessment Training

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the unique value occupational therapy expertise brings to driving rehabilitation.
  • Apply current occupational therapy evidence-based research/practice to driving the rehabilitation process (clinical evaluation and on-road assessment).
  • Explore and compare/contrast the components of a driving risk assessment, clinical evaluation, and behind-the-wheel evaluation.
  • Given a client scenario, select the most appropriate evaluation techniques and treatment interventions to assess a client's potential.
  • Recognize impairments in performance skills that indicate the need for driving retirement and practice specific strategies for addressing this difficult topic.
  • Explore basic driving rehab technology equipment options used by an OT DRS. 
  • Identify the value of developing collaborative relationships with industry vendors and regulatory bodies, and the strategies that can be used to support community mobility for your clients. 
  • Identify characteristics of quality documentation and resources, including code of ethics and practice standards, to shape documentation and program development.

Adaptive Mobility is Your Approved Provider

  • Presenter & Author: Susan Touchinsky, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS Contributing Author & Presenters: Susan Pierce, OTR, SCDCM, CDRS, Wendy Starnes, OTR/L, SCDCM, DRS

  • AOTA CEUs/Contact Hours: 2.5 CEU/25 contact hours

  • Online Publication: 12/2018; 1/2021 update; Date & Location: ongoing, online

  • Level of learning/education level: introductory; this course has no prerequisites.

  • Instructional Method: online course, independent learning

  • AOTA Classification Codes: OT Process (evaluation) & Domain of OT (area of occupation, performance skills)

  • Course Completion Requirements: Learner will review full presentation, handout, & complete post exam and AOTA APP provider survey.

Looking for more? Become an OT Driver Rehab Specialist (OT DRS)!

Adaptive Mobility Services, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider #6874 & is an ADED Contact Hour Associate Provider (CHAP). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. The assignment of ADED CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by ADED. CE Provider & Contact: Adaptive Mobility Services, CE Administrator: 

We are committed to you!

Adaptive Mobility Services is committed to providing high quality, evidence based, education infused with practical experience, real & hypothetical case studies, a range of learning opportunities. It is our goal to help you reach your goals. Whether you are an OT looking to expand your practice in the clinic or ready to become a driver rehab specialist in the car, we are here to help! If you have any questions, comments, or would just like to say hello, email us!

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