I SPEAK: English, Hebrew
MY EXPERTISE: Driver Rehabilitation
MY SERVICE AREA: Greater Toronto Area
Terry Ginzberg and her team provide expert driving assessment and training to clients are unable to drive due to illness and injury.
The goal of the Driver Rehabilitation Program is to determine whether physical or psychological sequelae are impacting on a client’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This determination is made based on a comprehensive assessment which includes a clinical interview as well as an on-road evaluation. The assessment takes place at the client’s home in order to alleviate anxiety associated with driving to our office and is conducted by both the Occupational Therapist and Licensed Driving Instructor. The clinical portion of the assessment is comprised of subjective reporting and objective testing (cognitive and physical). The on-road portion of the assessment begins in the client’s residential area and progresses to multilane roads and the highway.
Following the assessment, feedback is given and recommendations are made with respect to continued licensing and/or suitability for participation in driver training sessions in order to meet Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) standards. The occupational therapist oversees the training program. Typically, sessions take place twice a week, targeting a variety of conditions (day, night, traffic, inclement weather). The Occupational Therapist conducts a progress evaluation together with the driving instructor upon completion of the recommended driver training sessions to determine if treatment goals have been met or if additional training is required.
The program addresses pedestrian, passenger and driver anxiety. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions are offered to support the on-road sessions for clients with acute anxiety. All clients referred to the program need to have a valid license. The Driver Rehabilitation Program also encompasses vehicle modification.
“It has been such a pleasure as a Case Manager to work with PiOT and their dedicated therapists – special mention to Occupational Therapists Daniella Caskie and Lisa Martin! The PiOT team are diligent, conscientious, skilled, proactive and have been delightful to work with. Arvinder has clearly fostered a team of Occupational Therapists committed to positively impacting the lives of clients and families with ABI and complex injuries!”
“It has been our pleasure to work with the professional team and staff at PiOT in assisting our injured clients and their families after a serious accident. We have always found the team at PiOT to be responsive, compassionate and dedicated, and the feedback from our clients has been consistently positive. I highly recommend the Occupational Therapy team at PiOT.”
“Lina creates a space where you meet others who share your experience with concussions so you can learn, grow and be inspired together. She encourages you to share and support each other through an interactive process full of info and insights. You’ll have fun and feel connected to a community of survivors.”
“This program allowed me to share my experiences with others and get my thoughts back on track again! I have been able to catch myself when thinking negative thoughts early, so I don’t spiral down and get sad.”
“These sessions were my first opportunity to connect with other folks who have had similar injuries. The opportunity to hear both positive and challenging experiences from week to week really helps to show that you are not alone in your experience and is different than reading or listening to people telling their stories.”
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