Returning to driving is often a goal for an individual following a neurological impairment. Critical skills for success in returning to driving include intact cognition, visual, and visual-perceptual skills which are skills that are commonly compromised in individuals who have had a neurological accident. In addition, these skills are necessary for other areas of instrumental activities of daily living (IADLS), as well as activities of daily living road driving performance (Crotty & George, 2009). Emerging evidence has shown the use of driving simulator training as an intervention to increase and the generalizability this may have on ADL function and other areas of IADLs. It is prudent to investigate the effects of a driving simulator on skills crucial to everyday function.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Pope, Rebecca and Szpara, Haley, "The Effects of a Driving Simulator on Driving-Related Skills Necessary for ADL and IADL Function" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 40.