What OTs Can Do: Screening, Assessment, Equipment
Driving is a very complex skill that requires certain physical, visual, and mental abilities. As people age, those abilities often change in subtle ways. For example, we may find it more difficult to see while driving at night.
Most of us go to the doctor for regular physical check-ups. It’s also just as important to get a check-up for driving fitness. After all, for most of us, driving is our main way to stay connected to the community and is a key to our independence.
Some driving fitness evaluations you can do yourself. If you are concerned about the results of these informal self-assessments, however, you should seek a formal driving check-up from an occupational therapist driving rehabilitation specialist. Find a driving rehabilitation specialist.