Specialized Driving Evaluation: The General Process

You will need to bring a current driver’s license, doctor’s order, and be wearing an updated prescription of corrective lenses.


The evaluation is with a specially trained occupational therapist.  The therapist evaluates range of motion, strength, coordination, reaction time, memory, attention, sensation, recognition of street signs, situational knowledge of traffic rules, and specialized vision required for safe driving. If indicated, the occupational therapist and a certified driving instructor will evaluate the client’s handling of a car and ability to safely drive on the road. The evaluation concludes with a review of the results and recommendations that will be made to the doctor.