This is a resource for professionals involved in determining the driving capacity of individuals with neurological involvement and or trauma. While much work has been completed in this new and growing field, this is the first attempt to bring together clinical work on assessing driving capacity for different clinical populations and conditions. Specific topics include, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, normal aging, medications, retraining, interventions, medical conditions, legal issues, practical issues, assessment instruments, simulators, research and epidemiology. Each chapter will address clinically relevant issues specific to the clinical population. This comprehensive compilation of driving assessment of cognitively compromised populations is the first of its kind and Dr. Schultheis is regarded as a leader in the field.

Key Features

*The first definitive handbook about driving assessment of cognitively impaired populations, a growing area of research *Addresses a myriad of clinical populations and conditions such as brain injured and elderly patients *Written by nationally recognized leaders in their fields of expertise


Primary markets include neuopsychologists, neurologists, rehabilitation therapists, occupational therapists, physical medicine physicians. Secondary markets include: policy makers, legal experts, driver safety professionals concerned with driving competence of clinical populations.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Clinical Driving Assessment Chapter 1. On and off the Road Evaluations Agnes Agnelli Chapter 2. Driving Training and Adaptive Equipment Rich Nead Part II: Research on Driving Chapter 3. Human Factors and Motor Vehicle Collisions Philip Schatz and Frank Hillary Chapter 4. Driving and Traumatic Brain Injury Alan Hopewell Chapter 5. Driving and Stroke Maria T. Schultheis and Cassandra Fleksher Chapter 6. Driving and Dementia Gillian Fox Chapter 7. Driving and Neurological Disorders Jessica H. Kalmar and John DeLuca Chapter 8. Driving and Normal Aging Alan Hopewell Part III: Other Important Considerations Chapter 9. Driving and Medical Conditions/Medications Thomas Galski Chapter 10. Legal Issues and Considerations in Driving Assessment Thomas Galski and MaryAnn McDonald Chapter 11. Re-training and Intervention Rosamund Gianutsos Chapter 12. Future Directions for Driving Research Maria T. Schultheis


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