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Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
TX Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
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.
Evaluations and training are available for patients who have suffered:
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:
An occupational therapist oversees a two-part evaluation. At the end of the evaluation, a recommendation about driving will be made.
The Adaptive Driving Program features skilled occupational therapists who specialize in helping patients get back on the road safely.
The Adaptive Driving Program can provide additional training on driving for patients who need it, including driver training with adaptive equipment.
Answers to frequently asked questions about adaptive driving, the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation program and what potential drivers can expect.
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