New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association

Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation (Part 1)

  • 30 Jan 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH


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Topic: Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation (Part 1)

Continuing Education: .2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 

2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

*In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

Day/Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue: Exeter Hospital (Conference Room 4N, 3rd Floor), 5 Alumni Drive, Exeter, NH 

Cost: Members - $20

          Non-Members - $35

          Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)

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Presenters: Staci Frazier, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS and Shelagh Gross, OTR, CDI, CDRS

Presenter Bios: 

Staci works for a hospital based program called DriveAbility at Exeter Hospital. In 1999, Staci became a NH Certified Driving Instructor and was one of the original founders of DriveAbility and was instrumental in its original design and success. DriveAbility is a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program, Staci does driving evaluations and training with new drivers, senior drivers, low tech and high tech drivers. She became a CDRS in 2000 and has been an active member of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) at both the chapter and national level. Staci has spoken at a local, regional and national level on various driver rehabilitation related topics. Staci has served ADED on multiple committees, as the Northeast chapter secretary, publications chairperson/NewsBrake Editor,and President. Staci is currently serving the ADED Board of Directors as the secretary and is part of the ADED speaker's bureau. In addition to her years as an occupational therapist specializing in driver rehabilitation, Staci spent two years working as the director of training for one of the largest mobility equipment dealers in the country.

Shelagh Gross, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS joined the DriveAbility program in 2017. Shelagh has worked as an occupational therapist for 10 years and has been specializing in the field of driver rehabilitation for the past 6 years. She brings a wide range of knowledge about adaptive driving equipment and techniques to evaluate and train individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses.


1. Understand the Driver Rehabilitation Process.

2. Understand client diagnoses and deficits.

3. Understand training and equipment intervention options.

4. Understand the roles of a CDRS.

5. Understand NH requirements/laws.

Presentation Notes:

OTs who work with all diagnoses in all settings are appropriate to attend this presentation. Driver Rehabilitation covers new drivers with various developmental and learning disabilities, drivers with medical and physical changes/complications, senior drivers, and many others. This is part 1 of a 2 part driver rehabilitation series, however having both sessions is not a requirement.

A complete overview of a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program will be discussed. This will include common client diagnoses and deficits. Compensatory training strategies and adaptive driving equipment will be reviewed. Participants will also be educated on the role of a CDRS and NH requirements for driving evaluations and training.

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association   

Office: 1 Simons Lane, Suite 2, Newmarket, NH 03857
Mail: P.O. Box 842, Durham, NH 03824 
Phone: (603) 868-7475

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