Driving Cessation and Alternative Transportation: The Challenges and Opportunities

Published: May 10th, 2018

Category: Adults and Seniors, CEU Courses, Driving and Mobility, Online Education

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Occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals play an important role in helping seniors adjust to driving cessation and use of alternative transportation. This presentation provides foundational knowledge about driving and the use of alternative transportation among seniors in North America. Participants will learn about assessment and intervention tools that can be used to assist seniors transitioning to alternative transportation. Through the presentation and observation of a role play, participants will learn about key strategies to use when having these potentially challenging conversations with seniors.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Conceptualize North American trends for seniors related to driving and alternative transportation.
  2. Describe the role of occupational therapy in transitioning clients from driving to driving cessation and alternative transportation.
  3. Explain key communication strategies to help clients and their family members accept and transition from driving to driving cessation and alternative transportation.

Modality

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

Instructor

Miriam Monahan, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, CDI

Contributor

Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, FGSA