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To schedule an appointment for the Driving Assessment and Training Program please call Centralized Scheduling at 888-950-9939. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  For more information on the program please call 603-681-3212.

Driving Assessment and Training Program

Northeast Rehab offers a comprehensive Driving Program for people who have had an illness, injury or age related decline in skills that could affect their ability to drive safely. Services provided by a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist include two parts, a clinical assessment and an in-car assessment.

The clinical assessment screens the skills that are important for competent driving and include:

  • Visual skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Physical skills
  • Physical and mental reaction skills
  • Interpretation of road signs

The in-car assessment assesses driving skills, application of traffic rules and regulations, adaptive equipment needs and independence in the community. For the novice driver it assesses their potential to learn the skills necessary for driving. Based on the conclusion of the driving evaluation, recommendations are made to meet a client’s needs. Possible recommendations include:

  • Return to independent driving
  • Follow-up driver training sessions to improve driving skills along with training in use of adaptive equipment as indicated
  • Therapy to increase functional skills necessary for safe driving
  • Driving retirement

Individuals who are appropriate for this program include but not limited to:

  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amputation
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Neurological diagnosis
  • Age-related changes
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Arthritis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Visual Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Post-polio Syndrome
  • Guillan-Barre
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    Northeast Rehab plans to expand coverage area and provide these services in the Nashua, Manchester and Portsmouth/Seacoast regions. A physician referral is required to participate in the program. To schedule an appointment for the Driving Assessment and Training Program please call Centralized Scheduling at 888-950-9939. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  For more information call 603-681-3212.

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