Course Learning Objectives

Target Audience: 4 Hours of Online Learning for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

  • Specific Medical Conditions

    Explore diagnostic specific considerations for fitness to drive and driving risk

  • Specific Evaluation Techniques

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

  • Evidenced Based Research

    Apply current occupational therapy evidence-based research/practice to driving rehabilitation

Course Description

Learn to expand your clinical reasoning and driving risk assessment skills! This course takes everything you have learned about evaluating driving in the clinic and applies it specific medical conditions and case studies. Take your knowledge to the next level by learning about diagnostic specific considerations and evidence-based practice for stroke, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other progressive neurological conditions, amputation or limb loss, orthopedic conditions, cerebral palsy, & Autism Spectrum Disorder. Explore specific Evidenced Based Consensus Statements, identify key considerations from the Clinician’s Guide to Assessing & Counseling Older Drivers, explore current research, apply the OT DRIVE model to making clinical decisions, and test your own knowledge for determining outcomes. 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.

Course Agenda

  • 1

    Key Concepts

    • Welcome!

    • Course Handout - Please download

    • Course References & Resources

    • Course Resources: OT DRIVE Info-graphic

    • Course References: AMS Driving Considerations for Diagnoses

    • Course Resources: Driving Pathway by Diagnosis Sheets

    • Course Resources: Application of OT Assessment Tools & Measures to Fitness to Drive

  • 2

    Module Introduction

    • Module Introduction (M9 MI A1)

  • 3

    Lesson 1: Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

    • Clinical Reasoning for the Client Recovering from CVA (M9 L1 A1)

    • Examining Stroke & Driving Fitness (M9 L1 A2)

    • Examining Stroke & Driving Fitness (M9 L1 A2.2)

    • Client Resource for Returning to Driving Post Stroke (M9 L1 A2.3)

    • Problem Solving Potential Driving Considerations for Stroke-Related Conditions (M9 L1 A3)

    • Problem Solving Potential Driving Considerations for Stroke-Related Conditions (M9 L1 A3.2)

  • 4

    Lesson 2: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) & Dementia

    • Using Clinical Data for Mild Cognitive Impairment & Dementia Decisions (M9 L2 A1)

    • Overview of Driving Retirement Strategies (M9 L2 A1.2)

    • 3 Tips to Guide Driving Retirement Conversations (M9 L2 A1.3)

    • Examining Evidence for Dementia & Driving (M9 L2 A2.1)

    • Examining Evidence for Dementia & Driving (M9 L2 A2.2)

    • Case Example of Dementia (M9 L2 A3)

    • Preparing for Dementia & Driving Retirement (M9 L2 A4)

  • 5

    Lesson 3: Parkinson's Disease and Other Progressive Neurological Diseases

    • Considerations for Driving with Parkinson's Disease & Other Progressive Neurological Diseases (M9 L3 A1.1)

    • NHTSA Video Resource: Parkinson's Disease (M9 L3 A1.2)

    • Examining Evidence to Support Clinical Decisions with Parkinson's Disease & Other Progressive Neurological Conditions (M9 L3 A2)

    • Applying Clinical Decisions to Case Study (M9 L3 A3)

  • 6

    Lesson 4: Amputation

    • Examining Amputation & Driving (M9 L4 A1)

    • Case Study Example of Client with Amputation (M9 L4 A2)

    • Applying Adaptive Driving Equipment for Amputations (M9 L4 A3.1)

    • Applying Adaptive Driving Equipment for Amputations (M9 L4 A3.2)

  • 7

    Lesson 5: Orthopedic Conditions

    • Driving Considerations with Orthopedic Conditions (M9 L5 A1)

    • In-Vehicle Seating & Positioning Considerations for Orthopedic Conditions (M9 L5 A2)

    • Demonstration of Transfer Bar (M9 L5 A2.2)

    • Planning for Orthopedic Considerations & Driving (M9 L5 A3)

    • Planning for Orthopedic Considerations & Driving (M9 L5 A3)

  • 8

    Lesson 6: Cerebral Palsy

    • Assessing Fitness to Drive for Cerebral Palsy (M9 L6 A1)

    • Evidenced Based Consensus Statements for Non Progressive Conditions (M9 L6 A1.2)

    • Case Study: Scott with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy (M9 L6 A2.1)

    • Review Scott's Clinical Documentation (M9 L6 A2.2)

    • Review Scott's Vehicle Assessment by the Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (M9 L6 A2.3)

    • Scott: Determining Fitness to Drive & Equipment Needs (M9 L6 A2.4)

    • Scott: Driving Evaluation & Adaptive Equipment (M9 L6 A2.5)

    • Resources for Driving & Cerebral Palsy (M9 L6 A3)

  • 9

    Lesson 7: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    • Assessing Driving Readiness for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (M9 L7 A1)

    • Adolescent Skills Checklist

    • Evidenced Based Research & Practice to Support Driving Interventions for Clients with ASD

  • 10

    Module Summary

    • Module Summary (M9 MS A1)

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  • 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: 0.4 CEU/4.0 contact hours

  • Online Publication: 3/2019; Date & Location: ongoing, online

  • Level of learning/education level: introductory; Prerequisites: none; Learner may find completion of Courses 1-8 beneficial with this course, however 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.

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