Key Features

  • An Adapted Driving Decision Guide that allows therapists to determine a client's transportation need and driving ability
  • Study questions in every chapter to enhance student comprehension
  • Necessary client resources such as downloadable forms, handouts, and reports contained in an interactive CD-ROM
  • Comprehensive coverage of people with disabilities across the lifespan
  • Guidance on how to set up a driver rehabilitation program with key information on program and professional development
  • Seven appendices enabling students to quickly access important resources
  • Current information for students and faculty with weblinks on adaptive equipment, vehicle modification, and regulations
  • Detailed artwork and illustrations on testing, traffic safety principles, vehicle modifications, and adaptive driving equipment
  • Expert contributions from the foremost authorities in the field of driver rehabilitation

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction, History, and the Driver Rehabilitation Team
1. Introduction and Overview
2. Community Mobility and Driving: An Historical Perspective
3. Driving Across the Lifespan: Rites of Passage in American Culture
4. Driver Rehabilitation: Yesterday and Today
5. Roles of the Driver Rehabilitation Team: From Referral to Follow-up

Part II: Measuring Driving Potential before Hitting the road
6. The Adapted Driving Decision Guide
7. The Driver Rehabilitation Clinical Evaluation
Section A: Vision and Hearing Conditions
Section B: Neurologic Conditions
Section C: Orthopedic Conditions
Section D: Psychosocial Conditions
6. Neuropsychology and Driving: Predicting Driver Readiness
7. Medications, Disabilities, and Driving
8. The Impact of Positioning and Mobility Devices on transportation
9. Driving Simulators: Bridging the Divide between the Clinical and On-the-road Evaluations

Part III: Measuring and Improving Driving Performance
12. Adaptive Equipment and Vehicle Configuration
13. On-the-road Evaluation of Driving Performance
Section A: General Principles
Section B: Vision and Hearing Impairments
Section C: Psychosocial Impairments
14. On-the-Road Driver Rehabilitation and Training
15. Documenting the Clinical Evaluation and Driving Performance Outcomes
16. Funding for Driver Rehabilitation Services and Equipment

Part IV. Environmental Factors Impacting Drivers, Passengers, and Pedestrians
17. Universal Design and the Automobile
18. Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Tie-downs, and Occupant Restraints for Improved Safety and Crash Protection
19. Intelligent Transport Systems
20. Designing the External Environment for Safety and Success


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About the editor

Joseph Pellerito

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Director, Associate Professor; Department of Occupational Therapy, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI