Offering Comprehensive Clinical Driver Evaluations
Occupational therapists at University Hospitals Rehabilitation Services assess patients with medical conditions or physical limitations to determine driving function abilities. This evaluation enables patients and their families to reduce any anxiety about driving skills. Our specialists accept referrals from individuals, concerned family members, primary care physicians or through adult protective services.
Driving Skills Assessed
Functional skills assessed include:
- Basic vision
- Cognitive functions
- Coordination and reaction time
- Driving skills on a simulator
- Dynamic mobility and balance
- Problem solving
- Range of motion and strength
- Visual-perceptual skills
Results of the assessment are given to the driver, a guardian and the referring physician. If needed, specific recommendations are made to the patient and family, if there are concerns about driving skills or safety.