The Driving Risk Calculator (DRC)
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The Driving Risk Calculator (DRC) is a framework that organizes the results from standardized clinical tests to help determine when an individual should or should not be referred for an On the Road Driving assessment. It was developed for use by OT clinicians across a health care system. The developer worked with the ADED Research Committee to survey ADED members for feedback on the DRC framework as a method for clinical reasoning. This recording will present the Driving Risk Calculator framework, background and purpose. It will demonstrate the tests used in the DRC. It will also discuss how the DRC is used as part of clinical reasoning and the development of client recommendations. The process used to develop the ADED survey, survey results and research path will be examined.
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OTR/L, CDRS, LDI
Ann Forrest Clark is an occupational therapist celebrating 39 years as a clinician with specialty study areas including: dementia care, senior home safety, low vision rehabilitation, ergonomics and driver rehabilitation. In 2000, Ms. Forrest Clark became a MN licensed driving instructor and in 2012 earned the certified driver rehabilitation specialist credential. She leads the driver rehabilitation program at St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth, MN. In 2020, she became the owner operator of the Safer Driver Driving School specializing in senior driver testing and low-tech adaptive equipment driving training. From 2014 - 2020 Ms. Forrest Clark served on the ADED Certification Committee concluding her service as committee co-chair. She now serves on the ADED research committee.