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Stroke and driving

What is a stroke? A stroke involves blood flow being blocked off to an area of the brain, robbing the brain of oxygen. When this occurs, brain cells start to perish, and that part of the brain begins to lose muscle control. A stroke can occur at any time, to any individual, and the effects [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00May 30th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Stroke and driving

The outcome of an Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment

Welcome to Part 3/3 This is the 3rd instalment of a series of articles explaining the entire process of an Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment. Before reading this article, it is recommended that the following articles are read in order to obtain a detailed understanding of what is involved. P1. The Off-Road Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00May 15th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on The outcome of an Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment

Does having dementia mean you need to cease driving?

Dementia and driving Dementia is a deteriorating cognitive condition that differs in severity for each individual, and its prevalence continues to increase. It can negatively affect people’s short term memory, attention and decision making, which are all cognitive skills that are required for driving. The severity and progression of the illness will determine [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00April 15th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Does having dementia mean you need to cease driving?

The On-Road Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment explained

on-road driving assessment   This article is a follow up of the previous article the “off-road assessment explained”. As mentioned previously, an Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment is divided into 2 components. The “off-road component “and the on-road component”. We previously covered what the off-road assessment entails, and now the focus of this article [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00March 21st, 2018|blog|Comments Off on The On-Road Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment explained

The Off-Road Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment explained

  Driver Trained Occupational Therapist   Occupational Therapy Driving Assessments can be divided into 2 sections; the off-road section and the on-road section. All Driving Assessments, regardless of the person’s medical condition, follow this format. The aim of this article is to focus on what is specifically involved in the off-road component of [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00March 8th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on The Off-Road Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment explained

What are Driver Trained Occupational Therapists (DTOT)?

Driving is often one of the most important tasks people undertake on a daily basis. It often signifies an important milestone in a person’s life, a driving often equates to enhanced independence. Driving allows people to integrate and socialize with their community, and allows people to travel to their workplace or educational institute. However, sadly [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00February 21st, 2018|blog|Comments Off on What are Driver Trained Occupational Therapists (DTOT)?

How do Health Professionals make a referral for an injured workers?

Unfortunately, injuries often occur in the workplace, commonly resulting in employees being unable to return to work for an extended period of time. It is also commonplace for workers injuries to hinder their ability to drive. When this occurs, the person’s rehabilitation therapist, case workers, insurance company and other relevant health professionals are required to [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00January 31st, 2018|blog|Comments Off on How do Health Professionals make a referral for an injured workers?

Autism and Driving

Autism is a lifelong medical condition that can impact on how a person perceives and interacts with their environment. The severity of this medical condition varies from individual to individual, and is often associated with learning difficulties. Within Australia the prevalence of Autism is also increasing. Autism can impede on an individual’s ability to complete [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00January 9th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Autism and Driving

How the NDIS can assist people with their goal of driving

With the introduction of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), many people with various medical conditions now have the opportunity to work towards their goal of obtaining a driver’s licence. Driving is an important activity that many people take for granted. Driving enhances a person’s independence and community integration. The aim of this article to [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00October 5th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on How the NDIS can assist people with their goal of driving

How to get ready for Australian Roads

With over 18 million registered motor vehicles having been reported in the 2015 motor vehicle consensus in Australia and the number of serious problems caused on roads this year having been 408 occurrences since January, a call for what we as citizens can do to help out in lowering that number is raised. You may [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:10:55+10:00September 8th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on How to get ready for Australian Roads