Driving Rehabilitation: Considerations for Private Practice

UFOT is an AOTA Approved Provider in Continuing Education (#5208) and our ADED-CHAP status enables us to offer approved contact hours for our driving-related courses. All of our courses meet the licensure requirements for the State of Florida CEBroker. Florida CEBroker Tracking #20-649628.

Instructor

Miriam Monahan

Miriam Monahan OTD, OTR/L CDRS, LDI

Adjunct Scholar

Dr. Miriam Monahan is an occupational therapist who has worked in the field of driver rehabilitation since 1998 as an educator and clinician, and is recognized for her clinical knowledge, intervention, and teaching skills in this area. She is a certified driver rehabilitation specialist (CDRS) and licensed driving school instructor (LDI). She has extensive experience with teen and novice drivers with special needs, drivers with neurological conditions, as well as senior drivers. She is well versed in adaptive equipment from low tech to high tech as well as van modifications. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Certificate in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy Program, a consultant at SmartDriver, a business owner, and a practicing clinician. Her research and scholarly work focuses on assessment and interventions to assist drivers with neurological conditions.

This course is designed for the healthcare professional who has experience in driving rehabilitation and is considering starting a private practice. The presenter provides an overview of information that needs to be gathered in order to make an informed decision about pursuing private practice. Participants will learn about business tools and strategies to guide their decision. In addition, the course includes a spreadsheet to create a financial plan for a driving rehabilitation practice.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for entrepreneurial certified driving rehabilitation specialists who are contemplating the start-up of a private practice.

Educational Level

Advanced: Course content is geared to practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter based on current theories and standards of practice as well as current literature and research. Focus is on recent advanced and trends, and/or research applications.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • List information needed to make informed business decisions about pursuing private practice.
  • Apply a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis to appraise driving rehabilitation practice scenarios.
  • Use a spreadsheet to create financial projections of driving rehabilitation practice scenarios.

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Category 1: Domain of OT – Occupation/ IADLs
  • Category 3: Professional Issues – Administration and Management

Completion Requirements

0.1 AOTA CEUs (1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners) will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test. The UF Occupational Therapy Department will enter the Contact Hour into the CEBroker database for Florida licensed occupational therapy practitioners.

Disclosure Statement

The instructor has reported that she has a no financial interest in this course.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.

Contributor

Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen PhD

Professor And Chair