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