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driving, ecology of human performance, occupational therapy, older drivers, rehabilitation



  1. Stav, Wendy B. PhD, OTR/L, SCDCM
  2. Justiss, Michael D. PhD, OTR
  3. Belchior, Patricia BSOT
  4. Lanford, Desiree N. MOT, OTR/L, CDI


The purpose of this article is to describe the process of occupational therapy practice in a driving rehabilitation setting. The article focuses on the services delivered by Independence Drive, a University of Florida-affiliated program designed to support safe mobility among older drivers in North and Central Florida. The services offered in this program are described, including the theoretical foundation used in the program, establishment of referral relationships, evaluations, interventions, and a professional training program to increase the capacity of the profession in meeting the needs of older drivers.