Occupational Therapist Analysis

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Multiple drivers surviving a serious car crash generally require some form of occupational therapy for recovery. The Occupational Therapist, conducts comprehensive driving evaluations by developing plans for the individual to continue driving, or assist the person in transitioning from driver to passenger. These decisions are based upon clinical assessments of the individual’s vision, cognition, motor performance, reaction time, and knowledge of traffic rules, as well as provide a behind-the wheel assessment of one’s driving skills. The mission of an Occupational Therapist is to “provide individuals with disabilities solutions for living a normal productive life of independence, and functional goals”(Driving Occupational Therapy services).
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