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Driving Evaluation and Training

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation offers two on-the-road driving evaluation and training programs, depending on your needs.

The Safe Driver Evaluation and Training Program is designed for people with physical or cognitive disabilities (e.g., stroke or spinal cord injury) or older adults wanting to extend their driving years. Our team assesses an individual’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, with or without adaptive driving aids.

Our Adaptive Driving Program helps individuals who have a physical or cognitive change or disability (e.g., stroke or spinal cord injury). We assess our client’s ability to drive with and without adaptive driving devices and provide any necessary on-the-road training.

Individuals can self-refer to Good Shepherd or be referred by physician prescription, workers’ compensation or the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).


Prescreening Assessments

  • Physical measurements of range of motion, strength, coordination, sensation and reaction time
  • Visual measurements of acuity (clarity of vision), depth perception, peripheral vision and night vision
  • Perceptual testing of cognitive function, memory and visual scanning/sequences

Driving Evaluation

  • Good Shepherd’s certified driving instructor conducts an on-the-road driving skills evaluation
  • Valid driver’s license or permit required

Program Results/Recommendations

  • Report provided to referring physician (with copy to client) or workers’ compensation/OVR
  • Adaptive driving equipment recommendations
  • Written prescription of adaptive driving aids and list of vendor recommendations
  • Equipment assessment prescription (e.g., car toppers, lifts, ramps, vehicle accessibility)
  • Driver training sessions, if applicable

Location

Robert & Marian Edwards Center
820 S. 5th St.
Allentown, PA 18103

Contact Us To Get Started

For more information about Good Shepherd’s Safe Driver Evaluation and Training, and Adaptive Driving programs or to schedule an appointment, call 610-776-3517 or fill out the form below.

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