instructor: Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA
Contributors: Miriam Monahan, MS, OTR/L, CDRS
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.
Category 1: Areas of Occupation - IADLs
Category 2: Evaluation
This course is well-suited for occupational therapists and certified driving rehabilitation specialists with a special interest in teen pre-drivers, including teens with ADHD and ASD.
Upon successful completion of a multiple choice post-test, provision of a brief course evaluation and payment for this course, the participant will be awarded 0.1 AOTA CEU (1.0 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners). The University of Florida will send a Certificate of Completion (PDF) via email upon successful completion. Florida therapists may enter their own contact hour into the Florida CEBroker database at no charge.
Upon completion of this course (part 1 of a 3 part series), learners will be able to:
- Identify crash risks for teens.
- Recognize the characteristics of ADHD and ASD and how they may potentially impact driving performance.
- Grasp the clinical battery of tests used to identify the underlying cognitive, visual, visual-perceptual, and motor performance deficits associated with the diagnostic groups.
- Realize that group differences (healthy controls vs. diagnostic groups) occur on the level of demographic factors, clinical tests, and type and number of driving errors made in a driving simulator.
- Conceptualize the correlations between clinical tests and driving errors in both groups (healthy controls vs. diagnostic groups).
- Understand why some clinical tests are better predictors than others in helping identify driving errors in teens with ADHD/ASD.
Basic. Course content is appropriate for professionals seeking a sound, evidence-based knowledge of the topic with a focus on clinical application.
The learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.