Aging & Driving Symposium: Driver Rehabilitation

Mon, May 15, 2023 10:00-11:15 AM

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Lakisha Gray, MSOT, OTR/L, CLT, CPAM, CDRS has worked in the field of Driver Rehabilitation since 2019 at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She has been a practicing Occupational Therapist since 2011 and has experience working with a variety of diagnoses. She has worked in multiple settings including inpatient, acute care, and outpatient. She is currently a member of ADED.

Shepherd Center’s driver evaluation consists of a clinical evaluation plus an on-road test, to answer questions like:

  • is this client ready to drive, with or without adaptive equipment?
  • is this client ready to participate in a training-to-licensure program?
  • are other interventions necessary to build skills for future driving? (for example, cataract surgery?)

The program works with diagnoses including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cognitive impairment, visual deficits, age-related deficits, and amputations; with new drivers who have disabilities such as MS or spina bifida. Shepherd also evaluates drivers seeking to regain their license after revocation; if the client “passes” the test, the doctor completes the DDS form and the client can take the DDS road test.

Come learn about the many options available to drivers who need assistance and the sometimes surprising world of on-road testing!

Intended audience: Drivers aged 55 and older and their families and care partners; health care providers; students in health care, public health, and social service professions; interested general public.