Course Learning Objectives

Target Audience: Occupational Therapy Practitioners

  • Tests & Measures

    Identify clinical tools and strategies for evaluation of cognition and cognitive-perceptual performance skills for driving

  • Evidenced Based & Best Practice

    Apply current occupational therapy evidence-based research & best practice to driving rehabilitation to address cognitive performance skills

  • Evaluation & Treatment Techniques

    Given a client scenario, select the most appropriate evaluation techniques and treatment interventions to assess a client's fitness to drive

Course Description

A good assessment of cognition means going beyond alert and oriented. In this course you will learn cognitive assessment strategies for a range of executive functioning skills used for driving and community mobility. Benefit from education on a range of tools including the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Trails Making Test A & B, Clock Drawing, Maze test, Motor Free Visual Perceptual Test, and more! Watch as skilled occupational therapy practitioners provide various cognitive tests and measures to clients. Consider the link between cognition, vision, and visual perceptual skills. Explore and understand visual perceptual skill assessments and interventions. Gain an understanding of how cognition and visual perceptual skills are used for the occupation of driving. Benefit from incredible case studies, videos, driver rehab specialist reflections, and a variety of handouts to immediately impact your clinical practice. Be challenged with knowledge checks and discussion chats. This is course is ideal for the occupational therapy practitioner addressing driving in the clinic. This course is also a great foundation for those OT's advancing into driver rehabilitation. Take this course as part of the In the Clinic: Building Blocks Curriculum Bundle or on it’s on. This course is taught by occupational therapy practitioners, with advanced training and experience in the field of driver rehabilitation.
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Course Agenda

  • 1

    Key Concepts: Course Handouts, Resources, & References

    • Welcome

    • Please Note

    • Course Handout - Please download

    • Course References & Resources

    • Course Resource: Driving Pathways by Diagnosis Sheets

    • OT DRIVE Infographic

  • 2

    Module Introduction

    • Introducing Cognitive Performance Skills & Driving ( M7 MI A1)

  • 3

    Lesson 1: Cognitive Skills & Driving

    • Cognitive Performance Skills & Driving (M7 L1 A1)

    • Cognitive Performance Skills: Application to Driving (M7 L1 A1.2)

    • Addressing Cognitive Performance Problems (M7 L1 A2)

    • Applying Specific Mental Functions to Driving (M7 L1 A3)

  • 4

    Lesson 2: Cognitive Assessments

    • Course 7: Evaluation of Cognitive Skills for D&CM Tests & Measures - Please download

    • Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (M7 L2 A1)

    • Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool Demonstration (M7 L2 A2)

    • Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) (M7 L2 A3)

    • Additional Cognitive Assessments (M7 L2 A4)

    • Knowledge Check (M7 L2 A5)

  • 5

    Lesson 3: Cognitive & Visual Perceptual Assessments (M7 L3 A1)

    • Applying Visual Perceptual Assessments to Cognition (M7 L3 A1)

    • Example Traffic Sign Test

    • Learn How Visual Perceptual Skills Impact Driving - Please download

    • Demonstrating the Clock Drawing Test & Trails Making Test A & B (M7 L3 A2)

    • Scoring & Interpretation (M7 L3 A3)

    • Using Visual Perceptual Assessments (M7 L3 A4)

    • Additional Visual Perceptual Assessments (M7 L3 A5)

    • Utilizing Driving Simulators for Assessment & Intervention of Cognition, Visual Perceptual Skills, & Beyond (M7 L3 A6)

    • Reflection on Driving Simulators for OT Interventions (M7 L3 A6.2)

    • Visual Perceptual & Visual Scanning Interventions to Prepare for Driving (M7 L3 A 7)

    • Additional Visual Perception Resources (M7 L3 A7.2)

    • Interpreting Cognitive & Visual Perceptual Assessments (M7 L3 A8)

  • 6

    Lesson 4: Communication & Self-Management

    • Overview of Communication & Self-Management (M7 L4 A1)

    • Considering Self Management Factors with Clients (M7 L4 A2)

    • Applying Communication Strategies (M7 L4 A3)

    • Applying Communication Strategies

  • 7

    Module Summary

    • Summarizing Evaluation of Cognitive Performance Skills (M7 MS A1)

    • Summarizing Evaluation of Cognitive Performance Skills

    • Ready to Learn More?

    • Course Certificate

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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. CE Provider & Contact: Adaptive Mobility Services, CE Administrator: susie@adaptivemobility.com APP Provider #: 6874

  • 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: 0.3 CEU/3.0 contact hours

  • Online Publication: 2/2019; Date & Location: ongoing, online

  • Level of learning/education level: introductory; Prerequisites: none

  • Instructional Method: online course, independent learning

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

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

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