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



instructor: Miriam Monahan, MS, OTR/L, CDRS

Contributors: Sherrilene Classen, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

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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.



Content Focus

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 CEUs (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 3 of a 3 part series), learners will be able to:


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.

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