Director & OT Driver Assessor
We service clients who are self-funding, NDIS and other compensable (WorkCover, NIISQ, TAC, iCare).
Jenny Gribbin (Director / OT Driver Assessor) is actively involved in the OT Australia (QLD) Driving Special Interest Group, and she is sought after to speak at various department in-services and conferences.
Jenny’s personal values are “kindness and passion” and she loves continuous development to be a great clinician and a leader for her team and the greater OT driver assessor network (within Brisbane/QLD and Australia). Jenny is passionate about sharing knowledge and participating in and providing supervision
Jenny has developed national and international contacts and has innovated to bring a new “Potential to Drive” approach for young people with ASD, and worked with Dr Miriam Monahan to bring the “Drive Focus” app to Australia. This is an incredible evidence-based tool designed to develop Visual Search skills and can benefit all drivers.
Driving Well Occupational Therapy work with the following client groups:
Medical / Disability Assessments
OT driving assessment to determine if a medical condition / injury / acquired disability is impacting on your ability to drive safely and in accordance with AustRoads / QLD Transport driving test standards.
This can be completed in an automatic or manual car.
The assessment has two parts:
Some clients with physical impairments will require vehicle modifications to return to driving.
Driving Well provides support with reporting, licensing requirements and applications to insurers (eg NDIS/NIISQ/WorkCover) for funding for specialised driving lessons and vehicle modifications.
Senior Drivers Assessments
OT driving assessment for senior drivers to determine if any medical conditions or age-related changes are impacting on their ability to drive safely and in accordance with AustRoads / QLD Transport driving test standards.
The assessment will assist the treating GP to determine if medical clearance (on a QLD Transport Medical Certificate) can be provided.
The assessment can be be completed in an automatic or manual car.
The assessment has two parts:
Driving Well provides support with reporting and licensing requirements.
Learner Drivers Assessments
We receive many referrals for young people who may be on the Autism Spectrum, or have other diagnoses such as anxiety, ADHD, mild intellectual impairment, global developmental delay, and mental health diagnoses.
We have worked with Dr Miriam Monahan (OT Driver Assessor from USA) from the Driver Rehabilitation Institute to develop an assessment process that works for this client group – this assessment process is called “Potential to Drive”.
The Potential to Drive assessment usually includes:
Vehicle modifications for Drivers
We can assist with prescription and funding application for vehicle modifications such as:
Passenger Vehicle Modification
We can assist with prescription and funding application for vehicle modifications for passengers such as:
Commercial Vehicle Assessment
OT driving assessments for commercial licences – trucks, forklifts, as well as motorbikes. We partner with Brisbane Truck School at Wynnum North and Cycle Right at Ransome to complete these assessments to determine whether the person’s medical condition / disability is impacting on their ability to operate these vehicles safely.
This course is designed for senior drivers (and their families) who may be required to undergo an OT driving assessment.
This is a therapy program and resource package to use with learner drivers, after they have completed a “Potential to Drive” assessment with an OT driver assessor.
“Is my young adult person ready for driving?”
Short online course – coming soon!
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