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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Driving Rehabilitation 

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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Driving Rehabilitation 

Note: This course is not being recorded for later viewing.

Tuesday, May 10
5:30 pm (CDT) | 6:30 pm (EDT)
$30 (Free for TNOTA Members)
1.5 Contact Hours

This course is created by the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.

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This course is being offered only as a one-time webinar.

This course will discuss the role that occupational therapy practitioners in various settings play in helping a patient begin, return to, or retire from driving. After a brief overview of driving rehabilitation, various types of adaptive equipment for driving will be reviewed. The course will conclude with treatment approaches to assist a patient to be successful in learning to or returning to driving.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Nikki Simmons, OTR/L, CDRS 
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Define driving rehabilitation 
  • Identify appropriate patients for driving rehab 
  • Identify when in the rehab process to refer a patient
  • Define adaptive equipment for driving
  • Identify treatments for patients pre/post driving rehab
Instructor bio
Nikki Simmons, OTR/L, CDRS 
TNOTA Guest Instructor

Nikki Simmons, OTL, CDRS is an Occupational Therapist with over 22 years of experience working with patients in both inpatient & outpatient settings in TN, MS, and FL. She graduated from UTHSC in 1999 after obtaining her MA in psychology at University of MS. She has been a driver rehabilitation specialist since 2013 when she started her company, Driving Independence, where she is currently in private practice. She currently sees clients in AR, TN and MS for driving evaluations and driver training. She lectures at Concorde Career College for the OTA program biannually. She gives frequent in-services to rehabilitation departments at local hospitals. She has also spoken on the impact of driving after a disability at the Methodist Hospital stroke support group and TN Brain Injury Symposium. Nikki is an active member of ADED (Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialist) and currently serves on the board at this national association, as well as on the Marketing Committee. She is an active member of NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealer Association) and serves on the Education and Training committee. She is also a NMEDA certified CAMS-HP Regional trainer. 

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or TNOTA membership log in for course enrollment
  • Attend the live webinar for the full duration
  • Complete the Attendance Attestation exam with a 100% score
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
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Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is free for TNOTA Members.