Good Samaritan Hospital -
Adaptive Driving Program:

Address:

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21239
Telephone Number: (410) 532-4600
Website: http://www.goodsam-md.org/rehab/driving.cfm

        Our Adaptive Driving Program is designed to help those coping with a variety of illnesses and conditions to become safe, independent and confident drivers.

        Your driving assessment will begin in our outpatient rehabilitation department with a clinical assessment by our driver rehabilitation specialist, who will test your vision, memory and reaction time. Once the assessment is completed, your driver rehabilitation specialist will then perform an on-the-road assessment in a car adapted for a variety of physical deficits. If necessary, the specialist will examine your vehicle and/or wheelchair to determine whether or not you may benefit from the use of any adaptive equipment. If so, you may require some additional training to help you adjust to these new devices.

        Following the completion of your initial assessment, your driving specialist will work with you and other health care professionals to get you back on the road. Your follow-up care may consist of any or all of the following:

        Our program will provide you with the skills, equipment and confidence you need to help get you back on the road. Participants with a variety of diagnoses benefit from our program, including:

(Reference: Good Samaritan Hosp. website, 2001)


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