Driving Well Occupational Therapy targets the following client groups:
Older clients with general frailty/ageing, physical/functional problems, cognitive decline, dementia etc
Clients with chronic health conditions eg diabetes
Clients with neurological conditions eg stroke, parkinsons, spinal cord injury
Clients with orthopaedic injuries eg amputations, hand and shoulder injuries, back injuries
Younger/learner drivers with physical impairments such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury
Younger/learner drivers with learning difficulties eg Aspergers and Autism
Refer to the AustRoads Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines regarding decision making on fitness to drive, and need for conditional licence and OT driving Assessment.
For self-funded clients, Driving Well offers a complete service package including:
Driving instructor's fee
Report to the referring Doctor and to QLD Transport
QLD Road Rules refresher book
Access to information and videos to feel prepared for the assessment
Communication and case management
Support for retirement from driving as needed
Fee Schedule for self-funded client: click here
Fee schedule for heavy vehicle assessments: click here
Referrals for a driving assessment can be initiated by a GP/specialist, allied health professional, client or family member. All referrals must be accompanied by medical clearance and certificate from a GP/specialist, and a vision assessment completed by an Optometrist/Ophthalmologist.
Referrals will be accepted for funded clients (eg with funding from WorkCover QLD or NDIS) and private / self-funded clients.
Referrals must include:
1) Referral form and clearance to undergo OT driving assessment signed by GP/specialist
2) QLD Transport medical certificate signed by GP/specialist "for purposes of OT driving assessment"
--> refer to the Guide: "How to complete a Medical Certificate" to help with this
4) For NDIS clients: NDIS Plan is essential
5) Hospital discharge summary or any reports previously completed by community / paediatric Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Neurologist, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapist. We need as much information as possible about the client in order to provide the most accurate assessment and recommendations for driving.
(Withholding information can result in an inaccurate assessment and incorrect recommendations - which could lead to significant risks for the client and the community.)
Who: Zeta Griffiths, Practice Manager
mail: PO Box 2146, Runcorn Q 4113
phone: 0407 671 621
fax: 07 3345 4794