Course Detail: DRIVER - Driving Rehab: Analysis of Occupational Performance in the Context of Driving a Vehicle
Course Description
Occupational therapy clients want to know if "Can I drive?" This course is designed for the occupational therapy practitioners who need to address driving as part of the intervention planning, whether it be an older adult with a stroke or a teenager with attention deficits.

Understanding the demands of driving task through activity analysis will better equip the practitioner to determine if the client is an at-risk driver. The course is designed to:
  • 1) Prepare the generalist to articulate the rational for treatment or referral
  • 2) Build an essential foundation for the practitioner interested in considering advanced expertise in driving rehabilitation
Credit
20 contact hours = 2.0 CEUs

Registration Deadlines

Course Opens Register By
January 6 December 31
February 6January 31
March 6February 28
April 6 March 31
May 6 April 30
June 6May 31
July 6June 30
August 6 July 31
September 6August 31
October 6September 30
November 6October 31
December 6 November 30

AOTA Classification Code
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process

Education Level
Intermediate - Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Faculty
Dr. Anne Dickerson PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor
Educational Background
  • - B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Temple University, PA
  • - M.S. in Allied Health Education and Health Administration (double major), Southwest Texas State University
  • - M.S. in Psychology, Florida International University
  • - Ph.D., Life Span Development, Psychology, Florida International University


Modules
Module 1: The Highway Transportation System
Module 2: The Driving Task
Module 3: Traffic Control Devices
Module 4: Natural Laws Impacting Control of the Motor Vehicle
Module 5: Basic Vehicle Control
Module 6: Basic Vehicle Maneuvers
Module 7: Turns and Intersections
Module 8: Driving in Rural and Urban Environments
Module 9: Complex Driving Environments
Module 10: Driving as a Valued IADL

Deadline for Coursework
Participants will have 6 months to complete the online coursework.

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