We offer Fitness to Drive Assessments and Treatment for clients with:
A physical disability can range from a stiff neck to quadriplegia. Driver Evaluations are recommended for persons with the following medical conditions:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- other Neurological Conditions
Spinal cord injuries
Back and neck problems
Difficulty moving arms and legs
- Cognitive Impairment and Memory Disorders
- Congenital Disorders (Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Fitness to Drive Assessment will determine if your medical condition is affecting your ability to safely operate a vehicle and can determine if vehicle adaptations are required. We will provide you with an opportunity to trial a number of different vehicle modifications. The Program includes training using the modified equipment that has been prescribed for your specific physical needs.
Brain Injury/Learning Disabilities
Often after brain injury or stroke, reflexes and mental functions are affected. This may result in the person being unsafe to drive either temporarily, or in some cases, permanently. A Driving Assessment can determine if a learning disability or a brain injury affects your ability to drive safely. Skills such as attention, concentration, judgement, decision making, problem solving, speed of information processing, multi-tasking and reaction time are assessed in clinic and behind the wheel to determine safety to begin or resume driving. Potential to benefit from driver training would be determined at the time of assessment.
Anxiety Behind the Wheel
A motor vehicle crash is a traumatic experience for everyone, not only for the physical pain and suffering if causes, but for the psychological trauma and anxiety that can linger on for months and years. The Driver Desensitization Program helps to reduce anxiety and pain, and to restore driver confidence.
Age alone does not stop a person from driving. When family members, family doctors or even the person himself/herself are unsure of driving ability, they are often referred for an evaluation. Driving is a complete skill that requires certain physical, visual, and mental abilities. Participation in a driver assessment will determine if a senior has the visual, physical and cognitive skills to continue driving safely. Through a comprehensive assessment, fitness to drive is determined. Adaptive equipment, altered driving techniques and self-restriction are often very helpful to keep seniors driving longer and safely.
We also provide:
- Truck Assessments
- Motorcycle Assessments
- Bus Driver Assessments
- Passenger Assessments
- Pedestrian Assessments
- Farm Equipment Assessments
- All terrain vehicle (ATV) and leisure craft Assessments
- Scooter Assessments