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Readiness to Drive

New Grant Program - Neurodivergence and Driving

Fitness to Drive has received funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation to develop a driving readiness program for neurodivergent youth.  Please complete our survey for parents of neurodivergent youth ages 15+.  Your feedback will help our occupational therapists create beneficial resources suited to your needs.  Thank you for your help!

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The curriculum and teaching methods employed by adult driving lessons should also be considered. A well-structured curriculum covering all aspects of driving education is essential for a comprehensive learning experience. Additionally, the teaching methods used by the instructors should be student-centered, engaging, and effective in conveying the necessary information and skills.

 

Research the curriculum and teaching methods of different adult driving lessons to determine which approach aligns with your learning style and goals. Look for schools emphasizing practical hands-on experience, which is crucial for developing driving skills. Reading reviews and testimonials from previous students can also provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of the curriculum and teaching methods.

Adult driving lessons are a lot more than a classroom and written test.

Readiness to Drive

Readiness to Drive

We provide "readiness to drive" evaluations and specialized driver training for new drivers with special needs. The readiness to drive evaluation is a 3 hour evaluation that involves the new driver as well as the parent or guardian who will be supporting their driving journey. You will complete an in-clinic evaluation as well as a variety of activities from the passenger side of the vehicle. You do not need to have a license or a permit for the Readiness to Drive session.

Diagnoses that may impact driving:

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • ADD or ADHD

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Spina Bifida

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental disabilities

  • Low vision

After an evaluation our occupational therapists provide 1:1 driver training. All services are tailored to the specific needs of the client.

Medical Return to Driving

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After a medical event or new diagnosis, there may be some question about fitness to drive. A comprehensive driving evaluation is an important step in getting medical clearance to return to driving and can be important for future liability protection.

Diagnoses that may impact driving:

  • Stroke 

  • Traumatic brain injury 

  • Multiple sclerosis 

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Brain tumor resection

  • Parkinson’s Disease

Click here for information about adaptive equipment for driving.

After the evaluation our occupational therapists will discuss any potential needs for training. All training sessions are 1:1 and individualized to your needs.

Medical Return to Driving

Older Driver Safety Evaluations

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Older Adults often have good driving habits and partake in fewer risk taking behaviors than drivers in other age groups. Age related physical, visual, and cognitive changes, however, can impact the skills related to driving and therefore affect driver safety. A comprehensive driving evaluation is an important part of safety and peace of mind as you age.

Diagnoses that may impact driving:

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

  • Dementia 

  • Alzheimer's 

  • Macular Degeneration, cataracts or visual field loss

  • Arthritis

  • Neuropathy

  • Stroke

  • Subdural hematoma

  • Effects of chemotherapy

A comprehensive driver evaluation may be required by your doctor or may be requested by you or your family to determine the effect of age-related changes on your driving fitness.

Older Driver Safety Evaluations

Adaptive Equipment Evaluation

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For individuals who have an injury or disability that impacts their ability to access vehicle controls, we provide evaluation and training in the use of hand controls, left foot accelerator, and/or steering devices. The entry point to this program is a comprehensive driver evaluation.

Training - Our adaptive equipment evaluation and training will require multiple sessions. A prescription for the equipment will be given once safe use of the equipment is demonstrated in our vehicle. This generally entails the evaluation session, 2-4 training sessions, and a final fitting session.

​Final Fitting - The final training session will be completed in the client's vehicle once the adaptive equipment has been installed. This final training session is essential to completing the program. Once this final session has been completed we will send the paperwork to your doctor to have make any necessary adjustments to your drivers license.

Adaptive Equipment Evaluation

The Importance of Choosing the Right Adult Driving Lesson

Are you looking to brush up on your driving skills or finally learn how to confidently navigate the roads? Choosing the right adult driving lessons is essential for your safety and the safety of others on the road. With so many options available, making an informed decision is essential.

At Fitness To Drive, we understand the importance of finding a reliable and reputable driving school that suits your needs. Our team of experienced instructors is dedicated to providing comprehensive and practical driving lessons that will empower you to become a confident and responsible driver.

Adult driving lessons are a lot more than a classroom and written test.

The importance of an adult driving school

Adult driving lessons ensure that individuals receive proper education and training to become safe and responsible drivers. Many people underestimate the importance of formal driving education, believing they can learn everything they need from friends or family members. However, this approach can lead to gaps in knowledge and bad driving habits that can have serious consequences on the road.

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Reputation

A reputable adult driving school provides a structured learning environment where students can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the road safely. These schools offer comprehensive training covering various topics, including defensive driving techniques, understanding traffic laws, and developing hazard awareness. By enrolling in an adult driving school, individuals can gain the confidence and expertise needed to handle various driving situations and minimize the risk of accidents.

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Live Interaction

Moreover, adult driving schools provide a platform for individuals to interact with professional instructors with extensive experience teaching driving skills. These instructors have a deep understanding of the rules of the road, traffic patterns, and the nuances of defensive driving. Learning from experts in the field can significantly enhance an individual's driving abilities and ensure that they are well-prepared to face any challenges they may encounter.

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Support

In addition to imparting knowledge and skills, adult driving schools also offer a supportive and encouraging environment for learners. Learning to drive can be a daunting experience, especially for adults who may feel anxious or overwhelmed. Adult driving schools create a safe space where individuals can ask questions, seek clarification, and practice driving techniques without fear of judgment. This nurturing environment fosters a positive learning experience, allowing students to build their confidence and overcome any apprehensions they may have.

Benefits of choosing the right adult driving school

Safety is our top priority, and our curriculum focuses on defensive driving techniques, traffic laws, and hazard awareness. Whether you're a new driver or looking to improve your skills, our tailored programs are designed to meet your specific goals. We offer flexible scheduling options and personalized instruction to make your learning experience convenient and efficient.

 

Please don't settle for anything less than the best when it comes to your driving education. Choose Fitness To Drive and embark on a journey towards safe and sound driving today.

 

Moreover, a reputable adult driving school will have a well-structured curriculum covering all essential aspects of driving education. This includes topics such as defensive driving techniques, understanding traffic laws, and developing hazard awareness. The curriculum will be designed to meet the specific needs of adult learners, taking into consideration their prior knowledge and experience. By following a comprehensive curriculum, you can be confident that you are receiving a well-rounded education that prepares you for real-world driving situations.

 

Furthermore, reputable adult driving schools often provide additional services that complement the core curriculum. These services may include defensive driving courses, refresher lessons, and advanced driving techniques. By taking advantage of these additional services, you can further enhance your driving skills and knowledge, making you a more competent and confident driver.

Additional services offered by adult driving lessons

When choosing adult driving trainers, it's essential to consider the additional services they offer. While the main focus is on driving instruction, many schools provide extra features that can enhance your learning experience.

Adult driving lessons are a lot more than a classroom and written test, we have tools to help. 

Factors to consider when choosing an adult driving lessons team

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Licensed Professionals

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing adult driving lessons is its accreditation and certification. Accreditation ensures that the school meets specific standards of quality and has undergone a thorough evaluation process. It is an indication that the school is committed to providing a high standard of education and has met the necessary requirements to operate as a driving school.

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Certification

Certification, on the other hand, demonstrates that the instructors at the driving school have completed the necessary training and possess the qualifications to teach driving skills. It is important to ensure that the school you choose is accredited by a recognized accrediting body and that its instructors are certified by relevant authorities. This will give you confidence in the quality of education and training you will receive.

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Patience and Understanding

When it comes to choosing adult driving lessons, there are several factors that you should consider to ensure that you make the right decision. By taking the time to evaluate these factors, you can find a school that meets your needs and provides a high-quality learning experience.

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