Driving Mobility, alongside its regional William Merritt Disabled Living Centre, will be providing client driving assessment education with Philip North, senior OT.
Supported by the Department for Transport, Driving Mobility centres offer professional support and driving assessments to OT clients who need to gain, or retain, the ability to drive following a diagnosis involving impairment or disability.
North manages Driver Assessment Services across three regional sites in Leeds, Sheffield and York.
His sessions will outline how Driving Mobility assessments check client physical and cognitive abilities with a view to driving a vehicle safely and in comfort.
They will also offer advice on aids and adaptations that may assist driving. Each assessment establishes a person’s fitness to drive, related to a medical condition and is carried out by a team of qualified OTs and Approved Driving Instructors.
He has over 30 years of clinical practice and is a nationally respected specialist in medical fitness to drive assessments.
Driving Mobility on stand K51 will demonstrate and discuss the role of their Occupational Therapists when assessing cognitive and physical driving abilities.
A driving simulator will be available on the stand so visitors will be able to experience the key aspects that are assessed.