Evaluation & Training Program
The Driving Evaluation and Training Program assesses a person’s ability to safely drive a vehicle. Additionally, the program provides training for individuals who need to improve their driving skills and/or require the use of adaptive equipment to drive.
Driving evaluations are two to three hours long and take a comprehensive look at an individual's physical, cognitive, visual, and perceptual abilities, as well as how those skills relate to driving.
Each client participates in both a clinical and behind-the wheel assessment that includes:
- An eye exam assessing visual alertness, depth perception and peripheral vision
- Multiple assessments of thinking and processing skills
- Assessments of strength, coordination and sensation
- Behind-the-wheel assessment in an evaluation-equipped vehicle in multiple settings
- At the end of the evaluation, the results are reviewed and recommendations are made in collaboration with the referring physician
- Multiple therapeutic interventions are available to address safe driving skills
Individuals may benefit from an evaluation if they are experiencing any of the following:
- a demonstrated impairment in attention, memory, or comprehension
- difficulty performing visual tasks or has a disease affecting vision
- a question as to the safety of driving by the client or his/her family
- a recently history of stroke or brain injury or suffers from an ongoing neurological disease
- other medical conditions that may impact driving performance, such as peripheral neuropathy, amputations or high blood pressure
A physician referral is needed to participate.
Driver Evaluations and Training is offered at the following location:
Outpatient Rehabilitation at City Center
3114 Cleveland Ave.
Ft. Myers, FL 33901