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Dealing with driving cessation

For many people, driving is a crucial part of their lives, but it is often something taken for granted. It can be easy to forget that there is a complex level of coordination required between physical, visual and cognitive skills to drive safely. Driving enables individuals to be independent, as it allows them the freedom [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:33+10:00September 3rd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Dealing with driving cessation

Driving with lower limb amputations

Recommencing driving after a lower limb amputation In today’s technological advanced environment, it is possible for a person who has had one or both lower limbs amputated to return to driving. This article will discuss what is involved in New South Wales to successfully regain your licence following this significant event. What happens to my licence [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:33+10:00August 13th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Driving with lower limb amputations

Driving with autism

Can a person with a diagnosis of autism drive? A medical diagnosis of autism does not mean that a person cannot drive. However, in Australia, an individual with a medical condition that may impact on their ability to drive is required to declare the condition to the relevant authority. In NSW, this is usually declared [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00July 17th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Driving with autism

Managing anxiety while driving

Driving is a complex activity that requires a high level of ability and coordination between one’s physical, visual and cognitive faculties. It is also the riskiest activity that most people engage in on a daily basis. For some people, driving can cause anxiety, the level of which varies from one person to another. Individuals may [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:34+10:00July 11th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Managing anxiety while driving

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)?