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 CDRSTM Pathways Documents & Professional Development Plan

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 CDRSTM Examination Preparation
ADED Courses
  The following courses are generally offered prior to the ADED Annual Conference and at various other times times and locations during the year, please contact the ADED office or visit the ADED COURSES page.
  • Traffic Safety and Driver Education for the Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Disabilities, Vision, Aging and their Relationship to Driving
  • Application of Vehicle Modifications
  • Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation
 Books available through AOTA (

Driver Rehabilitation Across Age and Disability: An Occupational Therapy Guide by Sue Redepenning, OTR/L, CDRS- ISBN # 1-56900-214-2 

Driving and Community Mobility: Occupational Therapy Strategies Across the Lifespan

Edited by Mary Jo McGuire, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS ISBN #: 0-32302-937-X

 Continuing Education/Online Courses available through AOTA (

Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults: Occupational Therapy Roles, by Susan Pierce OTR, CDRS and Linda Hunt PhD, OTR/L

Online Course: Driving Assessment and Training Techniques: Addressing the Needs of Students With Cognitive and Social Limitations Behind the Wheel

Presented by Miriam Monahan, MS, OTR, CDRS, CDI

Determining Capacity to Drive for Drivers with Dementia Using Research, Ethics, and Professional Reasoning: The Responsibility of All Occupational Therapists

Presented by Linda A. Hunt, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Driving & Community Mobility: Occupational Therapy Strategies Across the Lifespan  Mary Jo McGuire, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration resources (

"Community Mobility and Dementia - A Review of the Literature"

"Safe Mobility for a Maturing Society: Challenges and Opportunities"  US Department of Transportation Nov. 2003

"Intersection Negotiation Problems of Older Drivers" Volume I and II: Technical Report

"Model Driver Screening and Evaluation Program" Final Technical Report Volume I and II

"Medical Conditions and Driving: A Review of the Literatureā€ (1960 - 2000)

"Physicians Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers"

Driver Rehabilitation Training & Education

McGill University School of Physical & Occupational Therapy Online Graduate Certificate in Driving Rehabilitation

   Click HERE for more information or visit:

Western University School of Occupational Therapy:  Master of Clinical Science in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy

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      Occupational Therapy & Occupational Therapy Assistant Courses

Driver Education Books

AAA How to Drive Student Manual, 12th Edition, 2001.

AAA Traffic Safety, 1000 AAA Drive Heathrow, FL.


Drive Right A Responsible Approach, 9 Edition (January 1993),   Scott, Foresman and Company, Glenview, IL.


Responsible Driving, Glenco McGraw-Hill; Copyright 2000,


AAA License to Drive, (Copyright 2000) by Alliance for Safe Driving Delmar Publishers 3 Circle; Albany, NY 12212-5015


Driver Rehabilitation: A Guide for Assessment and Intervention, by Wendy Stav ISBN# 0-76164-125-4


Driver Rehabilitation and Community Mobility  byJoseph Pellerito   ISBN: 978-0-323-02937-7


Disciplined Attention: How to Improve your Visual Attention When You Drive by Kenneth C. Mills (March 2005) ISBN-10: 094226729X


Other Driver Rehabilitation Books/Manuals
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   *ADED does not endorse, recommend or warrant any product, link or resource. This is list not inclusive of all resources available and is provided with the intent of assisting the professional development of those interested in the field of DRS.
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