The Driver Rehabilitation Program at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital is designed to assist individuals with disabilities, medical conditions or changes related to aging remain safe and independent in driving and community mobility.
The program begins with a clinical evaluation that assesses the underlying skills needed for safe driving, including a:
- Visual screen (such as, acuity and contrast sensitivity)
- Physical screen (such as, strength, range of motion, driver-vehicle fit and reaction time)
- Cognitive perceptual screen (such as, attention, decision making and problem solving)
- Road sign recognition and road situation identification
A Behind the Wheel/ On - Road evaluation may also be performed if appropriate. Following the assessment, the therapist will provide recommendations, referrals, counseling and/or educational information. Recommendations may include vehicle modification, equipment and/or driving training.
To get started in the Driver Rehabilitation Program call 973.956.3360, press 4 for an appointment or for more information.