Take the Wheel Workshop Highlights

Hands on driver rehabilitation training for the occupational therapy practitioner!

  • Valuable Hands On Time in Our Driving Rehab Car

    Our workshops are one of a kind! Enjoy hands on time with an OT driver rehab specialist in a driving rehab car!

  • Flexible Workshop Schedules Throughout the Year

    Rather than being locked into attending a conference or enrolling in semester, our Take the Wheel Workshops will be offered over 3 days, several times throughout the year!

  • Driving Rehab Preparation Specific for the OT Practitioner

    Perfect entry level workshop for any occupational therapy practitioner looking to address driving & enter the field of driver rehabilitation.

Take the Wheel was an Unmatched Learning Experience!

Review by Marisa, OT DRS

"Adaptive Mobility was fantastic! I am newer to driving rehab and had the opportunity to learn from Susie this week ... Her patience and skills in teaching us how to advance our own practice was unmatched in my experience. What a wonderful opportunity for learning. I encourage any OT to consider learning from Susie how you can further your own skills to work with clients in the field of driving rehab. Thank you Adaptive Mobility Services!"

Course Description

This dynamic, interactive course, is for the OT practitioner preparing to expand into the field of driving rehabilitation. Take the Wheel includes online preparation work, plus 3 days of hands-on training, with experienced occupational therapy driver rehabilitation specialists, in a driving rehabilitation vehicle. This course is one of a kind & a must for any occupational therapy practitioner preparing to participate in behind-the-wheel driving evaluations & treatment. Be prepared for the field of driving rehabilitation! Practice the skills you have gained from our In the Clinic: Building Blocks Courses, before getting into the car with a patient! Benefit from online coursework to maximize your time in the rehab vehicle. Gain valuable hands-on time by practicing as the driver rehabilitation specialist in the passenger seat, as the driver with adaptive equipment, and as an observer.

A Great Way to Gain Hands-on Experience!

Review by Megan, OT DRS

"Take the Wheel was instrumental in my ability to become an OT Driver Rehab Specialist! With this course, I was able to develop the skills, knowledge, resources, & confidence needed to start taking clients on in-car driving assessments ... Take the Wheel was a great way to get hands-on experience and mentoring! Without this course, I would not have been able to establish my private practice with the amount of success I have had."

Take the Wheel is a unique learning experience!

This course is one of a kind & a must for any occupational therapy practitioner preparing to participate in behind-the-wheel driving evaluations & treatment.

  • Workshops includes both online course prep work and 3 days of hands-on training.

  • Signing up on our waitlist does not enroll you, or guarantee your spots, but does ensure you will be first in line for receiving workshop dates and details.

  • Workshop space is limited to 4 participants to ensure optimal learning and to maximize your hands-on time in the vehicle.

  • Workshops are offered in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, a small suburb outside of Harrisburg. This setting offers a range of idea driving environments, so participants can be introduced to concepts on quiet roads & then progressed into more complex driving environments.

  • Workshops will be held from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Days 1 & 2 and from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Day 3, for a total of 20 contact hours or 0.20 AOTA CEUs, plus online coursework hours.

  • Adaptive Mobility Services, LLC. is an approved AOTA APP Provider.

  • Interested in hosting your own Take the Wheel Workshop in your geography? Reach out to us for additional details.

  • Please note, participants must complete Adaptive Mobility's In the Clinic: Building Blocks Bundle to enroll in Take the Wheel Workshop.

  • Bundle your Take the Wheel Workshop with Building Blocks Online Courses to save!

Adaptive Mobility Services is Your Approved Provider!

AOTA Approved Provider #6874 & ADED CHAP Provider #63563136

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the comprehensive driving evaluation process including clinical evaluation, behind-the-wheel assessment, training interventions, outcome discussion, prescription writing and final fitting.
  • Understand and apply driver rehabilitation principles and taxonomy to guide clinical reasoning, driver progression, documentation, vehicle modifications, and communication with key industry partners and stakeholders.
  • Apply clinical tests and measures with clinical reasoning skills to guide in-vehicle evaluation of driver or passenger, training, adaptive equipment application, and vehicle modifications.
  • Explore and understand the skills sets of the DRS in preparation for vehicle work: elements of a driving rehab vehicle, gain a working understanding of zero to high driving environments, identify key components for structuring a driving route, develop strategies for in-vehicle documentation, and understand state and national regulatory considerations for in-vehicle work.
  • Differentiate between zero, low, and high technology options; learn to drive with low technology options; identify differences in products; connect performance skills and client factors for influencing adaptive equipment and primary and secondary controls selection; and consider driver/passenger’s ingress/egress (transfers), mobility device securement, and vehicle modification needs.
  • Identify key components of documentation for comprehensive driving evaluation, training, and vehicle modification.
  • Analyze & practice adaptive equipment prescription and understand the value and activities completed during an adaptive equipment final fitting.
  • Explore the role of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and Quality Assurance Program (QAP), opportunities for collaboration, strategies for communication, and benefits of these relationships.
  • Discuss proper liability coverage, strategies for reducing risk management, and elements of a driving rehabilitation vehicle to increase safety and reduce risk.
  • Develop key DRS skills including verbal/visual/tactile cues from the front passenger seat, use of the instructor brake, emergency vehicle control, driving from the passenger seat; identify considerations for driver vehicle fit; and apply task analysis to support training interventions.
  • Explore interventions for specific performance skill and medical diagnoses.
  • Identify opportunities for continued mentorship, skill development, professional support and educational resources in the field of driving rehabilitation.

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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!

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: susie@adaptivemobility.com 

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