Course Learning Objectives

Target Audience: Occupational Therapy Practitioners

  • Driver Self-Assessments & Driving Retirement Resources

    Identify the value of utilizing industry resources such as driver self-assessments and driving retirement resources to support client’s success.

  • Referring Procedure & Intake Process

    Explain the unique value the occupational therapy expertise brings to driving rehabilitation with specific focus on establishing a referral procedure, scheduling the first appointment, developing an intake process, and preparing for the first appointment.

  • Value of Family & Community Resources

    Explore the role & value of family for addressing driving and community mobility needs, identify key considerations of community mobility, & create a catalog of resources to support mobility options for clients.

Course Description

This course is for all occupational therapy practitioners. It focuses on the skills and details needed to initiate the evaluation process for driving. This dynamic online course explores steps for establishing a referral procedure, including scheduling and intake; and preparation for the first appointment, including discussions on setting expectations and preparing for success. Learn how to use driver self-assessments to gain additional insight and the role of families in the driving evaluation process. Gain tips for developing robust resources for your clients including a local resource guide for alternative transportation. Course authors are OT DRSs with years of experience. Whether you are opening your own driving rehabilitation program or expanding your clinical services, this course will provide you with valuable information for initiating your own sustainable evaluation process.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Key Concepts: Course Handouts, Resources, & References

    • Welcome

    • Course Handout: Key Points

    • Course References & Resources

    • OT DRIVE Infographic

  • 2

    Module Introduction

    • Keys to a Successful Evaluation Process (M3 MI A1)

    • Planning for a Successful Evaluation (M3 MI A2)

  • 3

    Lesson 1: Establishing a Referral Procedure

    • Considerations in the Referral Procedure (M3 L1 A1)

    • Demonstrating the Initial Phone Interview (M3 L1 A2)

    • The Importance of Clarity During the Initial Phone Interview (M3 L1 A3)

    • Planning for a Successful Initial Interview (M3 L1 A4)

  • 4

    Lesson 2: Scheduling the First Appointment

    • Organizing the First Appointment (M3 L2 A1)

    • Client Factors & Options for Scheduling (M3 L2 A2)

    • Sample Appointment Letter (M3 L2 A3)

    • Identifying Scheduling Options (Part 1 of 2) (M3 L2 A4)

    • Identifying Scheduling Options (Part 2 of 2) (M3 L2 A4)

  • 5

    Lesson 3: Preparing the Client for the First Appointment

    • Strategies to Prepare the Client (M3 L3 A1)

    • Problem Solving for the First Appointment (M3 L3 A2)

    • Planning for Medications (M3 L3 A3)

    • Applying Problem Solving Strategies (M3 L3 A4)

  • 6

    Lesson 4: Using Driver Self-Assessment

    • Applying Driver Self-Assessment (M3 L4 A1)

    • Self-Assessment Tools (M3 L4 A2)

    • Experiencing Self Assessment Tools (M3 L4 A3)

  • 7

    Lesson 5: The Role (Value) of Family in Self-Assessment

    • Including Family Input in Driving Evaluation (M3 L5 A1)

    • Interviewing Family Members (M3 L5 A2)

    • Examining Self-Assessment (M3 L5 A3)

  • 8

    Lesson 6: Supporting the Family's Role in Driving

    • Providing Resources for Families (M3 L6 A1)

    • Identifying Transportation Options (M3 L6 A2)

    • Identifying Transportation Options Handout (M3 L6 A2)

    • Identifying Local Options (M3 L6 A3)

  • 9

    Module Summary

    • Reviewing the Evaluation Process (M3 MS A1)

    • Knowledge Check (M3 MS A2)

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AOTA Approved Provider #6874

Adaptive Mobility Services, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. 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.

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

  • AOTA CEUs/Contact Hours: 0.25 CEU/2.5 contact hours

  • Online Publication: 1/2019

  • Level of learning/education level: introductory

  • Date & Location: ongoing, online

  • Prerequisites: none

  • 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 all course lessons, participation in discussions, review handouts, & complete post exam and AOTA APP provider survey.

  • CE Provider & Contact: Adaptive Mobility Services, CE Administrator:

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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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