The Driver and Vehicle Modification assessment examines a client’s physical needs as a driver and/or passenger and is tailored to compensate for a client’s physical deficit with the use of adaptive driving controls or in some cases, a newly modified vehicle. The assessment consists of an initial meeting with an Occupational Therapist who interviews the client and completes a physical examination to determine individual driving related needs. A meeting located at an approved vehicle modifier may occur with the client to review vehicle options and modifications. The vehicle assessment consists of a review of a client’s personal vehicle and adaptive driving controls are installed to assess the client operating the vehicle with the new adaptive equipment.
The in-vehicle treatment sessions are recommended to ensure that the individual is proficient with the use of the new adaptive driving controls or modifications in a variety of traffic situations, and is therefore, deemed safe to operate the vehicle with the new driving controls.