The Fitness to Drive Screening Measure: Case Studies

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The Fitness to Drive Screening Measure (FTDS) is a web-based questionnaire for screening senior drivers who are potentially at-risk. The FTDS is completed by a family member or caregiver of the senior driver. The results of the FTDS provide recommendations for the next steps as well as resources. However, occupational therapists who are generalists or specialists in driving rehabilitation can also use the results of the FTDS to better manage their clients’ plan of care. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the FTDS development and application. Through case studies, participants will learn how to analyze the FTDS results with clinical findings to inform their decisions about whether an on-road assessment is necessary. Participants will also learn how to use the FTDS key form results to complement the on-road assessment and as such provide a more comprehensive treatment plan and recommendations.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Conceptualize the general psychometrics of the FTDS.
  2. Explain the FTDS ratings and summarize the recommendations for each rating.
  3. Use evidence-based clinical assessments in conjunction with the FTDS results to make informed decisions about the next (driving) steps for a client.
  4. Construct a plan of care with the FTDS results that targets specific driving concerns that may or may not have been evident during the on-road assessment.


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


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


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