HAVE YOU HAD A CHANGE IN MEDICAL STATUS, INJURY OR NEW DIAGNOSES AND YOUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE DRIVING HAS BEEN QUESTIONED OR COMPROMISED? YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM MEETING WITH AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WITH ADVANCED TRAINING AS A CERTIFIED DRIVING REHABILITATION SPECIALIST. WILL TRAVEL TO YOUR LOCATION IN NORTH SHORE AREA.
INDIVIDUAL EVALUATION OF VISION, PERCEPTION, COGNITION, PHYSICAL ABILITIES, VISUAL PROCESSING SPEED, AND GENERAL KNOWLEGE OF THE RULES OF THE ROAD.
EVALUATION IS AVAILABLE FOR PATIENTS WHO MAY HAVE SPINAL CORD INJURY, STROKE, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AMPUTATION, DEMENTIA, ELDERLY, AUTISM, CEREBRAL PALSY AND MORE. ON THE ROAD EVALUATION MAY ALSO BE RECOMMENDED.
FOR MOST OF US DRIVING IS OUR INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONNECTION TO OUR WORK, LEISURE, AND SOCIAL NETWORKS. DRIVER SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY AND THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT CAN BE RECOMMENDED TO ASSIST YOU TO STAY SAFE.
AMY DONABEDIAN IS AN EXPERIENCED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WITH ADVANCED TRAINING AS A CERTIFIED DRIVING REHABILITATION SPECIALIST. HER PRACTICE HAS FOCUSED ON DRIVER REHABILITATION SINCE 1998. EXPERIENCED WITH A VARIETY OF DIAGNOSES INCLUDING STROKE, BRAIN INJURY, SPINAL CORD INJURY, AMPUTEE, DEMENTIA, AUTISM, ADHD, AND GENERAL AGING. FOR QUESTIONS OR TO LEARN IF AN EVALUATION MAY BE BENEFICAL TO YOU CALL OR EMAIL.
AMY DONABEDIAN OTR/L CDRS
Understanding and following the laws in Massachusetts can be confusing. I can help explain the process to help you make an informed decision.
Understanding the process and the multiple steps that are involved is the key to success. There are many options for adaptive equipment. (Hand controls, Left pedal accelerator, steering knobs) It is important to work with an experienced CDRS to help you make informed decisions for successful driving.
There are tasks that can be helpful early on to prepare a child/teen for the challenges they will face on the road.
2 HOUR EVALUATION OF VISION, COGNITION, PERCEPTION, PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT, VISUAL PROCESSING SPEED, AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE RULES OF THE ROAD. UPON COMPLETION WILL PROVIDE CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOLLOW PLAN IF NECESSARY.