The Driving Evaluation and Training
Program assesses an individual's ability to safely drive a
vehicle Additionally, the program provides training for
individuals who need to improve their driving skills and/or
require the use of adaptive equipment to drive.
Driving evaluations are two to three hours long
and take a comprehensive look at an individual's physical,
cognitive, visual, and perceptual abilities, as well as how
those skills relate to the dynamic task of driving.
Each client participates in both a
clinical and behind-the wheel assessment that includes:
An eye exam assessing visual acuity, depth
perception and peripheral vision
Multiple assessments of thinking and
Assessments of strength, coordination and
Behind-the-wheel assessment in an
evaluation-equipped vehicle in multiple settings.
At the end of the evaluation, the results
are reviewed and recommendations are made in collaboration
with the referring physician.
Multiple therapeutic interventions are
available to address safe driving skills.
Who may benefit from an evaluation?
Individuals may benefit from an evaluation if
they are experiencing any of the following:
a demonstrated impairment in attention,
memory, or comprehension
difficulty performing visual tasks or has a
disease affecting vision
there is a question as to safety of driving
by the client or his/her family
a recently history stroke or brain
injury or suffers from an ongoing neurological disease
other medical conditions that may impact
driving performance, such as peripheral neuropathy,
amputations or high blood pressure.
A physician referral is needed to participate
Driver Evaluations and
Training is offered at the following location:
Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness 2070 Carrell Road
Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-418-2000
Fax a physician referral to 239-418-2090
For more information contact us