Driver Readiness Program

Aurora Rehabilitation Centers provide a comprehensive Driver Readiness evaluation. We offer state-of-the-art equipment to provide the most accurate data analysis of a client's driving potential. Driving can mean the difference between independence and relying on others.

What you should know if you go to the DMV

Commonly asked questions

Who should take the evaluation?
Anyone who is concerned or questioning if they are safe to drive. Many times it is recommended to take the evaluation if you have experienced a recent change in medical status, such as a stroke, have a chronic disease such as Parkinson's, or are noticing a change in memory or thinking skills.

What if I have a family member that I think would benefit from the program?
Anyone can refer a person to the program. Frequently a family member, most often an adult child or spouse, will have concerns before the driver notices problems. Just remember you will need to obtain a written order from the driver's physician for occupational therapy and driver evaluation.

How long will it take?
A typical clinic evaluation will take approximately 1 hour to address areas of strength, reaction time, vision, thinking, memory and attention skills.

How do the evaluations in the clinic relate to driving?
Your physical skills, such as strength, allow you to manipulate the car controls and help you react to sudden changes on the road. You sensory skills, such as vision and hearing, help to alert you to hazards. Much of the information used in driving is received through your eyes. Your thinking and memory skills are required for quick decision making and way-finding. Attention is required for long periods of concentration and for prioritizing which stimuli to focus on. The areas in which you demonstrate difficulty will be focused on during the behind-the-wheel assessment.

Will I be taking a behind-the-wheel evaluation?
You will be required to take a behind-the-wheel evaluation to determine driver's safety. Aurora Rehabilitation Center offers the clinic portion and will assist you in a smooth transition to the behind-the-wheel assessment.

How much does the program cost?
The cost of the Aurora program is $150 at the time of service. There is an additional cost for the behind-the-wheel which will be performed at a different facility. These services are not usually covered by insurance.

How do I prepare for my appointment?
Obtain a written order from your physician for occupational therapy and driver evaluation. Bring your current license, glasses and list of medications. Make sure you have a current eye exam. Arrange for transportation to and from your appointment.

Locations that offer this service

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St., 4th floor
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 219-5241

Rehabilitation Day Program
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 328-6633