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OT driving assessment and the NDIS

Do you need an OT driving assessment? An occupational therapy (OT) driving assessment is required when someone has a medical diagnosis that potentially alters or influences their capacity to drive safely. In NSW, it is your responsibility to inform the RMS of any condition that may affect your driving ability. However, it is also common [...]

By |2020-09-02T21:08:51+10:00September 2nd, 2020|blog|Comments Off on OT driving assessment and the NDIS

Driving occupational therapy services

  Modified Driving Solutions is one of the leading driving assessment services in NSW that help people with medical conditions or disabilities either learn to drive or return to driving following a recent injury or medical diagnosis. Driving is an important and valuable activity. We will discuss why drivers need occupational therapy (OT) driving assessments [...]

By |2020-06-14T22:10:39+10:00May 11th, 2020|blog|Comments Off on Driving occupational therapy services

OT driving assessment after a brain injury

How can a brain injury affect my driving?   A brain injury (aka traumatic brain injury or TBI) occurs when a person sustains a serious blow or injury that affects and damages the brain. People can be affected differently after a brain injury, depending on the severity of the injury. Mild incidents may only have [...]

By |2020-03-10T06:17:31+10:00February 10th, 2020|blog|Comments Off on OT driving assessment after a brain injury

Driving and Intellectual Disability

  People with an intellectual disability can learn how to drive and obtain their licence, however often have additional challenges that may impact on their driving capacity. This article will outline possible difficulties people with intellectual disabilities may face in relation to driving, as well as the process involved for an Occupational Therapy Driving Assessment. [...]

By |2019-11-05T06:52:44+10:00November 5th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Driving and Intellectual Disability

Vehicle Modifications to Enable People to Drive with a Disability

In today’s technology-packed world, innovation in disability support devices and modifications have come a very long way. Nowadays, there are fewer limitations on what a disabled person can accomplish with devices that compensate for their disability or help to make tasks that little bit easier. One arena where there has been a great deal of [...]

By |2019-09-23T10:12:19+10:00September 23rd, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Vehicle Modifications to Enable People to Drive with a Disability

Completing an OT driving assessment in NSW

Why is it important to assess a person's medical condition and driving capacity? The opportunity and ability to drive is important to many people, as driving facilitates people to engage with others, attend personal, social or professional functions and obligations, and access their community. Driving gives a person greater independence and freedom to perform the [...]

By |2019-07-16T17:55:03+10:00July 16th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Completing an OT driving assessment in NSW

Truck and bus occupational therapy driving assessments

When is a heavy vehicle OT (occupational therapy) driving assessment required? This is required when an individual sustains an injury or is diagnosed with a medical condition that may impact on their driving and have either of the following licence classes;  Light Rigid (LR)  Medium Rigid (MR)  Heavy Rigid (HR)  Heavy [...]

By |2019-07-25T19:29:36+10:00June 10th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Truck and bus occupational therapy driving assessments

Everything you need to know about resuming driving after a stroke

How can a stroke affect my driving skills? A stroke occurs when the brain’s blood supply becomes disrupted. In most cases, this is due to the arteries in the brain becoming blocked, but can also occur when there is bleeding in the tissue of the brain. A stroke is a serious and life-threatening condition, and [...]

By |2019-05-23T13:48:35+10:00May 23rd, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Everything you need to know about resuming driving after a stroke

What are occupational therapy driving assessments

What is an occupational therapy driving assessment? Occupational therapy (OT) is an allied health discipline that focuses on helping people become as independent as possible. OT encompasses all areas of life – from basic self-care skills, gross and fine motor skills and meal preparation, to social skills and employment and vocational interests. One activity that [...]

By |2019-05-01T17:29:08+10:00May 1st, 2019|blog|Comments Off on What are occupational therapy driving assessments

Dementia and driving

Dementia background Dementia is a term used to characterise a set of signs and symptoms that relate to disorders of the brain. Commonly known types of dementia illnesses include vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia is a degenerative disease that worsens over time. Dementia impacts on the person’s cognition (thinking) and behaviour, and ultimately [...]

By |2019-04-15T13:14:33+10:00March 9th, 2019|blog|Comments Off on Dementia and driving