Driving Assessment & Rehability

What is a Driving Assessment?

A driving assessment evaluates an individual’s potential to safely operate an automobile following an injury or disability. After reviewing the client’s pertinent medical history, the occupational therapist evaluates the client’s physical, cognitive and perceptual abilities. This examination is followed by an in-car driving assessment with both the therapist and a qualified driving instructor.

Our driving assessors are members of ADED, which is the international Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. We are registered with the Ministry of Transportation as a Functional Assessment Centre.

Who may benefit from a driving Assessment?

Anyone who suffers from the following:

A driving evaluation begins with an in-clinic session, which lasts approximately 1.5 hours. During this time the occupational therapist evaluates the client’s vision, physical and cognitive abilities, perception, driving knowledge and emotional status.

Following the in-clinic session, the occupational therapist accompanies the client in the vehicle for the on-road component, with a licensed Driving Instructor, which lasts approximately 1 hour. The client’s ability to safely perform the day to day driving requirements such as the following is assessed:

Locations and Cost

Available in Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Windsor

Initial Evaluation and Report Cost : $750.00

If the need for a Driving Evaluation resulted from involvement in a motor vehicle accident, the occupational therapist will seek funding approval through the auto insurer. Otherwise, the client is responsible for the assessment fee.

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