On-Site Skills/Competency Training/Testing in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy: OTH 6155
Course 7 (of 8)
- Taught on-site during Semester 3
- Two (2) credit hours
- Instructor: Miriam Monahan, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, CDI
Foundations Models and Theory in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy (OTH 6150).
Applied Research in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy (OTH 6151).
Screening, Assessment, Evaluation and Intervention in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy (OTH 6153).
On-Site Mentoring in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy (OTH 6157).
Independent Study 1 for Research in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy (OTH 6152).
Students will undergo competency training and testing during two on-site weekends to hone their skills to be independent entry level driver rehabilitation therapists. These skills will include appraising a client’s clinical, personal, and driving history; selecting and administering evidence-based clinical assessments; conducting an on-road driving assessment or simulated driving assessment. In carrying out aspects of the comprehensive driving evaluation (CDE), students will assess client/ vehicle fit; evaluate a “driver” in traffic. In carrying out a simulated driving assessment, students will monitor for simulator sickness and assess driving performance. Students will also devise and implement intervention plans for clients with cognitive, visual, and/or other sensory and motor impairments. Through these activities, students will write CDE reports and vehicle prescriptions to communicate with the appropriate stakeholders that may include physicians, other healthcare professionals, licensing agencies, and vehicle modifiers.