Safe driving at any age for those with disabilities or age-related impairments.
Our goal? To keep you independently mobile. The Driving Rehabilitation Program, designed for personal vehicles and noncommercial drivers, can help.
Our program includes three components: A full evaluation and assessment of your physical, congitive and visual skills; a behind-the-wheel evaluation; and driving training and education. All administered by a specially trained driving rehabilitation therapist who is a licensed occupational therapist.
- Clinical evaluation: During this two-hour period, we'll assess your physical, visual and cognitive skills and abilities. This assessment occurs in a clinic. If you meet the criteria, we'll schedule step 2.
- Behind-the-wheel evaluation: This evaluation is designed to assess your driving skills, safety and any adaptive equipment or vehicle modifications you may need. From this, we'll determine your need for driver training and your capacity to drive.
- Driver training: Once the evaluation process is complete, you'll move on to driver training. We'll focus on all aspects of driving skill development, education, safety and more.
Matthew Brown, Driving rehabilitation specialist, occupational therapist
Fernando Bayanin, Driving rehabilitation specialist, occupational therapist
Each evaluation is $200. Training sessions are scheduled by the hour, at a rate of $100 per hour.
A doctor's order for Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment, with "driving evaluation" written in the comments, is required to schedule a consultation.
Referring providers: Fax orders to 417-269-9981 or 417-269-5508, or enter through Cerner. You'll receive intake forms to return to us before scheduling an evaluation.
After your evaluation, we'll determine the adaptive equipment or modifications you need, and write a prescription. You'll receive an estimate for the cost. A 50 percent deposit is needed before parts can be ordered. We'll coordinate the installation for you, and schedule a final fitting.