Smart Solutions Rehab Group offers a Driver Screening service with the use of the evidence based electronic assessment tool Drive Safe/Drive Aware (DSDA).
DSDA is a cognitive screening tool that measures a driver’s awareness of the driving environment and their own abilities related to driving. The test can be used with any individual whose ability to manage the cognitive aspects of driving may be impaired by a medical condition, injury or the aging process. DSDA has excellent sensitivity and performance can accurately predict which patients require an on-road assessment.
The assessment takes about 45 minutes and is completed by one our qualified Occupational Therapists in our quiet and peaceful clinic environment. A comprehensive report is then made available within 24 hours (useful to provide to GP’s, other health professionals and family members).
Our Occupational Therapist’s are also able to offer additional screening services in relation to visual, perceptual, physical and sensory abilities related to driving as required.
If the need for a full ‘on-road’ driving assessment becomes apparent after this initial screening process, our Occupational Therapist’s are able to assist with referring on to a suitably qualified assessor.