The Driving Mobility charity showcased its specialist driving education services at the Occupational Therapy Show 2019, at Birmingham’s NEC.
Driving Mobility accredits specialist driving assessment centres in the UK. It also aids those who want to learn to drive following a diagnosis involving impairment or disability.
The OT Show is the largest annual show for occupational therapists. Attendees can see the latest products, services and education in occupational therapy.
The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre (WMDLC) and Regional Driving Assessment Centres (RDAC) represented Driving Mobility.
Philip North, senior OT from the WMDLC, gave a series of educational seminars. These seminars advised instructors on how to assess whether a learner has the appropriate physical and cognitive abilities to drive safely.
David Blythe, manager of the WMDLC, commented: “The OT Show completes a successful year of exhibitions for Driving Mobility. We have increased awareness of our services to drivers, passengers, families and healthcare professionals.
“Our final showcase was a fitting climax as we welcomed a large number of OTs onto the stand – particularly during Philip’s presentations. Delegates were able to reflect on the role of occupational therapy within driving and consider many practical elements associated with cognitive ability.
“We have already begun planning our 2020 exhibition schedule so more professionals can understand how we successfully signpost clients to positive outcomes.”
This comes after Driving Mobility’s similarly successful appearance at Kidz North last month. Read more here: