After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), many individuals are eager to return to driving to regain independence. Yet, driving involves much more that starting and stopping a car. It requires concentration, divided attention, calm and swift reaction timing, and the ability to navigate traffic and complex road situations.
A TBI may affect these skills and others that driving relies on:
It takes time to recover these skills through physical, occupational and cognitive therapy.
Because it may be difficult to accept or wait to return to driving, our Driving Readiness Education Therapy sessions will be helpful for both the individual with TBI and their family or caregiver/s.
What does Driving Readiness Educational Therapy provide?
Lead by an Occupational Therapist, sessions will include education, resources and assessments that help to determine an individual’s readiness to return to driving.
Skill areas assessed:
Other areas assessed:
Assessments assigned as appropriate for the individual with research-based parameters that help to recommend an in-person driving evaluation.