Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Driving Assessment

  • Tamara BushnikEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1780

Synonyms

Comprehensive driving assessment; Driving evaluation

Definition

Driving assessment consists of two components. First, an assessment of cognitive abilities, frequently using neuropsychological testing, which should include evaluation of attention, reaction time, executive functions such as judgment, reasoning, and spatial skills. These assessments result in recommendations for adaptive equipment and skills training. Training can include the use of driving simulators prior to on-the-road training. If passed, the second component is an on-the-road test, which assesses basic skills and safety in a variety of traffic conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inter-Hospital Research and Knowledge TranslationRusk RehabilitationNew YorkUSA