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Adaptive Driving Rehabilitation Program 

Mobility is an important factor in maximizing independence. At Baylor Rehab, driver training is an extension of the rehabilitation process geared toward enhancing the functional independence of patients of legal driving age.

An occupational therapist licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a certified driving instructor and credentialed as a certified driver rehabilitation specialist provides evaluation and driver instruction/training for patients who suffer from a wide range of conditions that may alter their driving ability. The therapist also may offer recommendations on vehicle modification equipment for the patient.

Patients Who May Benefit 

Evaluations and training are available for patients who have suffered:

  • Amputation
  • Congenital Disability
  • Decreased Strength
  • Neuromuscular or Orthopedic Disabilities
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke     
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Normal Effects of the Aging Process

 At Baylor Rehab, we have sedans on site with special adaptations available to accommodate each patient’s individual needs.  Adaptations include, but are not limited to:

  • Hand controls
  • Steering attachments
  • Left foot accelerator
  • Extensions to secondary controls

Evaluation

An occupational therapist oversees a two-part evaluation. At the end of the evaluation, a recommendation about driving will be made.

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Instructors

The Adaptive Driving Program features skilled occupational therapists who specialize in helping patients get back on the road safely.

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Training

The Adaptive Driving Program can provide additional training on driving for patients who need it, including driver training with adaptive equipment.

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FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about adaptive driving, the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation program and what potential drivers can expect.

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