Safe Driving and Rehabilitation
Providing comprehensive medical screening, testing, and reporting for driving needs across the age span: Driving Readiness Screening for Teens; Potential-to-Drive-Safe Clinical Assessments; Comprehensive Safe Driving Evaluation (including Behind-the-Wheel), and Individual Driving Plans (IDP). All recommendations are based on supporting evidence and can be utilized to get further training and support services.
Serving the Austin-Metro Region and beyond for convenience and necessity. Most clients prefer assessment, training, and consultation in a comfortable and familiar setting whenever possible. If services are requested through a clinic, hospital, or driving school those options can be discussed as a part of the IDP. Due to payer restrictions and for liability reasons, some service limitations may be identified.
Determining if driving or other community mobility options is the best and safest choice for yourself or a family member can be a difficult experience. Clear, regular communication as well as therapeutic support is a necessary component to assisting with these difficult decision making processes. In cases where equipment or family-assisted driver training may be beneficial, guidance can be offered.
After losing the use of my right foot, therefore, my ability to drive, I was devastated. Thankfully, I located Melissa’s services online. She came to my home completely prepared to help me achieve my full driving potential. I was able to try three different hand controls, settling on the one I was most comfortable with. Her compassionate and understanding manner were so helpful in reaching my driving goals. She has followed through with referrals and advice up to, and including, acquiring my driver’s license.Louis S, 7/22/2020
Just the mention of "driver evaluation" for an older/aging adult can be a traumatic experience. Missy is excellent at her profession. With her excellent people skills, She can take a traumatic situation and turn it into comfortable positive experience. I highly recommend her.Inez V, 6/30/2020
I just can't thank Missy enough. It's amazing what she did in so little time. My son cried after working with another instructor and was anxious about further lessons. With Missy's approach, my son learned so much better and gained confidence. As a result of only 2 private lessons, he passed his road test right before leaving for college. And we know how to help him be safer now.DriversEd.com parents, 8/6/2019
Missy has a real gift for working with kids- especially those with challenges. We needed an OT that was trained in Sensory Processing Disorder. As we found out, a lot of OTs claim to have that training, but Missy is the real deal. She gets it and she knows how to work with kids to teach them to compensate.Mike B, 1/29/2016
Missy is an outstanding therapist who works extremely hard and puts very individualized and focused approaches into place based on the needs and personality of each child. Missy puts her heart into her work, and cares deeply about the kids she works with. And she is so thorough in her research and continuing education...Becky T, 6/18/2015
My daughter has been seeing Missy for over a year and I can say without reservation that she is an excellent occupational therapist! Her passion for her work and the children she works with is a constant in everything she does. As a result, my daughter has made, and continues to make, exceptional progress.Sam M, 3/12/2015
I can't tell you how thankful we are to have found Missy. She has done WONDERS for our son! Her dedication, patience and understanding have been instrumental in helping my son navigate his emotions and behaviors. She has given us all an incredible set of tools to implement at home...Lauren B, 7/23/2015
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