Specialty practice in driving and community mobility is a very dynamic and diverse field. It encompasses the full spectrum of mobility within the community, including pedestrian and bicycle travel; driving and riding in private automobiles; and transportation via transit, such as school buses, trains, paratransit, and bus systems. Occupational therapy service delivery may involve:
- determining fitness to drive
- training in the use of several modes of community mobility
- driving rehabilitation
- recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment
- facilitation of traffic safety programs
- consultation or advocacy with transit companies, municipalities, or policy making entities in support of community mobility
While occupational therapy practitioners applying for Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility may not have experience in all
of the above areas, they must have a significant portion of their practice – at least 600 hours direct service delivery (within the past five years) – devoted to one or more aspects of driving or community mobility.
Download an overview of Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility.
Download the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION! $375 for reimbursement of the SCDCM or SCDCM-A certification application fee. Deadline: September 30, 2014 and November 14, 2014.
The completed application will consist of 2 parts: the .pdf application (Part 1), and the portfolio evidence forms (Part 2). Examples are also provided to help applicants better understand how to complete the various portfolio evidence forms.
Please follow the instructions in the application itself for submitting your completed application.
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