Being able to drive is a major key to your independence. Brooks can help. Whether you are a hospital patient, receiving outpatient therapy or recovering from illness or injury in any other care setting, our specially trained therapists can evaluate your abilities and instruct you about driving safely with a disability. We also provide instruction and training to new drivers, young adults with developmental issues and older adult drivers.
Our driver rehabilitation program begins with a comprehensive clinical evaluation in which we assess your strength, range of motion, coordination, vision, reaction timing and other cognitive skills that are essential to safe driving. Following the clinical evaluation, you will participate in an on-the-road assessment. If adaptive equipment is required, you will start in a safe, secure setting in which to identify the appropriate equipment and provide a safe arena to practice before entering into traffic.
Going on a series of road tests in various driving environments and conditions is a key ingredient to ensure your safe return to the road. Driving through a quiet neighborhood street, a busy highway or a crowded parking lot are all very different experiences that require unique skills. This on-the-road training is provided in our vehicle, so you can feel safe and confident as you get back on the road.
During the last stage of the program we will help you determine what vehicle and modifications, if any, will be best for you. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel again, we’re here to help.
In order to participate in a driver evaluation, you will need to either have a valid permit, driver’s license, or if under medical review, a temporary permit. Fees for the driver rehabilitation are based on the number of sessions required to complete testing and/or training.
Estimates are available upon request.
For more information, please call (904) 345-7210.