Return to Driving Screening

Using specialized clinical testing and assistance, Covenant's occupational therapy team provides a basic evaluation of driving for individuals. Any disabled person can be a candidate for our driving rehabilitation program. However, a physician's prescription is required. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and be seizure-free for a six-month period of time. This is an initial step to determining further driver's training or treatment.

Our driving program evaluates persons with disabilities such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Amputation
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Head injury and spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurological problems
  • Stroke

Once a client is referred to the program, they are evaluated by an occupational therapist for basic abilities of safe driving. The assessment process evaluates the following areas:

  • Attention
  • Basic motor function or upper and lower extremities
  • Color discrimination
  • Range of motion
  • Memory
  • Night vision/glare vision
  • Peripheral vision
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Reaction time
  • Road sign recognition
  • Strength
  • Transfer abilities
  • Visual scanning, perception and acuity

Following the assessment, the therapist provides the individual's referring physician a comprehensive recommendation based on the assessment of the participant's driving-related skills. The therapist does not have the ability to grant or remove an individual's driving license.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 989-583-6386.

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