Driver Rehabilitation Program

Helping Patients Relearn Skills Behind the Wheel

Driver RehabMany of our teen patients are of driving age and need to relearn basic driving skills. 

Our comprehensive program includes a clinical evaluation and behind-the-wheel evaluation performed by a certified driver rehabilitation specialist. We submit a full written report to the patient and referring physician with final recommendations about the patient’s driving status.

Our evaluation process includes:

  • Intake interview
  • Physical assessment
  • Visual assessment
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Knowledge of road signs and basic safety laws
  • In-car assessment, depending on a client’s performance in the above areas
  • Recommendations based upon the behind-the-wheel evaluation results
  • Recommendations for adaptive driving equipment, if necessary

Education Simulator

Our program now offers a 21st Century Driver's Education simulator to help the rehab process.

Rehabilitation Vehicle

The Driver Rehabilitation vehicle is equipped with an instructor, training brake and adaptive equipment for most disabilities. Additional training with or without the use of adaptive equipment may be performed in the vehicle at the driver rehabilitation specialist’s discretion. 

Plan to allow up to three hours for the driver evaluation.

     
 
DriverRehabilitationSpecialist'sDay

    Rebecca Day-Lewis Day in the LifeRebecca Day-Lewis spends her days with patients whose medical conditions have caused a loss or impairment of functions that affect their daily activities. 

    She helps patients relearn their functional skills. She also works with patients in want or need of driver rehab training.

    Join her as she helps patients develop driving skills.

 
     

Program Requirements

  • Must be between the ages of 15-21
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or learner's permit.
  • Must have a physician’s prescription to receive a driving evaluation
  • Must meet the state minimal requirements for vision and seizure-free period
  • Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the evaluation

In the News

"Children's Healthcare Teaches Teens How to Drive. Again."
Learn how our team helped Catherine Stevens get back behind the wheel after suffering a rare brain condition.

More Information

Download our print-friendly PDF about Driver Rehabilitation.

Call 404-785-3300 for more information or or to schedule an appointment.