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Now accepting applicants for the new Driver Rehabilitation Therapy Certificate Program

Published: Apr 11th, 2018

Graduates of this program are qualified to be entry-level driver rehabilitation therapists working with medically-at-risk drivers.

Driving Rehabilitation: Considerations for Private Practice

Published: Jan 9th, 2018

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.

The Fitness to Drive Screening Measure: Case Studies

Published: Jan 9th, 2018

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 client’s 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 compliment the on-road assessment and as such providing a more comprehensive treatment plan and recommendations.

Drive Focus: A Driving Intervention Tool

Published: Jan 9th, 2018

This course will provide an overview of the development and use of a driving intervention tool, Drive Focus. The presenter will describe the tool’s evolution from an experience with a driving rehabilitation client to a visual-cognitive training application for driving. Participants will learn of the usability and efficacy studies that have been completed with the tool. In addition, participants will learn how Drive Focus may be used with clients in an in-patient, out-patient, or driving rehabilitation practice setting.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

Published: Jan 1st, 2017

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, has been named chair of the department of occupational therapy at the University of Florida College of Public Health […]

Alumna Profile: Deborah Burns, OTR

Published: Mar 11th, 2015

Burns launched the first hospital rehabilitation program in Broward County, Fla. as a young UF grad. She’s been leading the growth and development of rehab in that area ever since. […]

UF alumna teams up with Equal Access Clinic to offer occupational therapy services

Published: Aug 7th, 2014

PHHP recognizes outstanding graduates

Published: Nov 14th, 2013

Red, white, orange and blue

Published: Nov 28th, 2012

Corey Garmon may be from Alabama, but he loves the Gators. Garmon, a U.S. Army calvary scout, was decked out in orange-and-blue when he and Capt. Erik Johnson, an occupational […]

On the same road

Published: Jan 5th, 2012

Shands and UF driving rehabilitation services are moving forward together, joining forces to establish what directors say is the first program where clinical driving rehabilitation services are delivered in direct […]