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Sherrilene Classen

Driving Rehabilitation: Considerations for Private Practice

This course is designed for the healthcare professional who has experience in driving rehabilitation and is considering starting a private practice. The presenter provides an overview of information that needs to be gathered in order to make an informed decision about pursuing private practice. Participants will learn about business tools and strategies to guide their decision. In addition, the course includes a spreadsheet to create a financial plan for a driving rehabilitation practice.

Case Study: Driving and Parkinson’s Disease

Through a case study, this course will provide an example of a comprehensive driving evaluation for an individual with Parkinson’s disease. Participants will learn how to utilize clinical findings to interpret on road driving performance while taking into account the individual’s context and environment when making fitness to drive recommendations. In addition, participants will be introduced to intervention strategies that may support individuals with Parkinson’s disease to continue to drive.

Certificate Program in Driver Rehabilitation Therapy coming 2018

The first of it’s kind offered by a US university, UF’s Professional Certificate: Driver Rehabilitation Therapy (DRT) program provides an educational experience that concurrently focuses on the practice and development of specialized skills, advanced practice behaviors, leadership activities and critical appraisal of research in the area of driver rehabilitation. Graduates…

Predicting Simulated Driving Performance in Teens with ADHD/ASD

In this course, the authors introduce the crash statistics and characteristics of teens in general, as well as those with ADHD and ASD. Using clinical tests, driving performance videos of teens in a driving simulator, and statistical analysis, the authors propose indicators of readiness to drive for teens at large, and for those with ADHD and/or ASD.

Case Study of Driving Readiness: Comparing a Teen with ADHD/ASD to a Healthy Control

In this course, readiness to drive is assessed for a teen with a dual diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) compared to a healthy control, using indicators such as medical history, clinical testing, life skills, and simulated driving performance results. Using this case study and a decision tree, the author interprets how these indicators can guide a therapist to determine readiness for driving. The course also explores how to prepare teens, not yet ready to drive, for independence in community mobility and future driving.

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, has been named chair of the department of occupational therapy at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH Classen is currently a…