Located In Stratford CT, Monroe CT and Boca Raton (561) 245-4636 FL
DDEC – Special Needs
Evaluation and Training
This program provides comprehensive diagnostic driver evaluation and a rehabilitation program.
We can accommodate private schedules and we offer adjustable class scheduling. For most people, driving is an essential activity that keeps them connected to meaningful events in life. When age, disease, disability or injury affects the ability to drive, personal freedom and independence are shaken.
The Diagnostic Driving Evaluation Center can provide driving evaluations and driver rehabilitation services for the following conditions or disabilities.:
- Acquired Head Injury
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
- ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
- ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Vascular Accident
- Cognitive Defects
- Down Syndrome
- Hearing Impairment
- Hyper Activity
- Learning Disabilities (Differences)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Post-Polio Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Visual Impairments
Comprehensive Clinical Driving Assessment: The Driver Rehabilitation Specialist administers a clinical driving assessment, which includes:
- Motor skills and reaction time
- Decision making
- Logical reasoning
- Topographical orientation
- Knowledge/application of traffic rules and regulations
Behind the Wheel Assessment
- Vehicle orientation
- Application of traffic rules
- Independent pre-drive
- Driver positioning
- Lane Positioning
- Speed control
- Visual Scanning
- Increase ability to learn new skills
Based on the outcome of both assessments, recommendations on new driving strategies, specialized equipment needs
Clients are referred through medical or legal professionals, as well as concerned family members, with the purpose of determining driving fitness during the driving evaluations.
Senior Driving Improvement
Research indicated that some of the safest drivers on the roads today are over the age of 65.
Driving is a complete skill that requires certain physical, visual and mental abilities. Participation in a driver improvement course or taking behind the wheel lessons is a good way to refresh your driving skills and be prepared for the state licensing exam.
Program Consists of:
- Vision screening
- Motor skills and reaction time screening
- Behind the wheel training.