Emma is a Licensed Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor with NSW Roads & Maritime Service (RMS). We can support you to have an assessment completed if you have been referred by your doctor, or the RMS. We can assist you with a general assessment and can also complete an assessment for disability modifications such as hand controls, steering aids, left foot accelerator, additional mirrors, and vehicle transfer aids.
An OT Driving Assessment involves an "off-road" assessment regarding driving history, and skills needed for driving, including vision, physical range of movement, coordination, reaction time and cognitive functioning. An "on-road" assessment of driving ability is then conducted in a Driving Instructor's vehicle with dual braking.
We work with a Driving Instructor, Julie Crocker of Drivewise Training School (www.drivewisetrainingschool.com.au) who has a modified vehicle, fitted with modified controls including:
We provide a Mobile Driving Assessment Service covering the Mid North Coast of NSW from Kempsey to Coffs Harbour.
Further information on OT Driving Assessment in NSW can be found at www.otaus.com.au/divisions/nsw-driving-assessments
We are an NDIS Registered provider of Occupational Therapy for adults with physical, neurological, psychosocial and intellectual disabilities.
We provide a range of assessments including:
Further information on the NDIS can be found at www.ndis.gov.au
DVA & Home Care Package
We provide assessments for older adults in the home environment.
Assessments can be funded via the Department of Veteran's Affairs for DVA beneficiaries (Gold or White Card holders). The DVA Rehabilitation Appliances Program then funds equipment and home modifications approved by DVA that support independence and safety in the home environment. Further details can be found at www.dva.gov.au
We also provide assessments for older adults who have a government funded Home Care Package. Assistive equipment and home modifications that support independence and safety can be funded with an Occupational Therapist recommendation. Please discuss with your package provider or gain further information from www.myagedcare.gov.au