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Driving and community mobility : occupational therapy strategies across the lifespan

Occupational therapy practitioners have the science-based knowledge to understand progressive conditions and life changes that can affect driving. Because occupational therapy practitioners take the time to understand the role that driving plays in your life, they are able to help individuals make a smoother transition from driving to using other forms of transportation. In doing so, they help people maintain their autonomy, independence, and sense of worth. -- Publisher's website
Print Book, English, 2012
AOTA Press, The American Occupational Therapy Association, Bethesda, Md., 2012
xxxvii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 sound card (9 x 6 cm)
9781569003350, 1569003351
Introduction to community mobility and driving
The big picture: comprehensive community mobility options
Welcome to the team! Who are the stakeholders?
Understanding psychosocial needs and issues related to driving and community mobility and the role of occupational therapy
Occupational therapy's ethical obligation to address driving and community mobility
Analyzing the complex instrumental activities of daily living of driving and community mobility
Cognition: a vital component to driving and community mobility
Vision and driving
Occupational therapy driving evaluation: using evidence-based screening and assessment tools
Use of adaptive equipment to compensate for impairments in motor performance skills and client factors
Clinical reasoning process in the comprehensive driving evaluation
Behind the wheel: driver rehabilitation intervention
Assessing, treating and preparing youth with special needs for driving and community mobility
Advocating for change: community mobility across the lifespan
Driving as a valued occupation