Copperas Cove, TX 76522, US

(254) 290-3333

driving evaluation, Training, and driving retirement


Teen Driving

Assisting teens & new drivers with physical, cognitive & emotional considerations.

Driving a car is one of the most difficult tasks a person will participate in daily. Teens need to develop critical driving skills including scanning, attention, working memory, problem solving, and sequencing in order to drive safely.  

They also need to increase their safety and judgement for monitoring speeding and avoiding/limiting distractions. 

 When teaching a teen with learning challenges whether the challenges are physical, emotional or cognitive; it is important to choose the proper teacher and teaching environment to help you teen have a positive and successful experience.  

Learning Challenges

Physical Challenges

Cognitive Challenges

Cognitive Challenges


 Consider what motor challenges your teen may face. If your teen needs equipment to operate

the gas/brake/steering wheel, they may need a specialist.

Cognitive Challenges

Cognitive Challenges

Cognitive Challenges


It is important to consider learning differences, executive functioning skills, visual processing skills, & social skills that may impact your teens ability to drive. 

Cognitive Considerations

Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Functioning Skills


 Attention to task, navigation skills, problem solving, sequencing, following directions 

Visual Processing Skills

Executive Functioning Skills

Executive Functioning Skills


 Looking around environment for hazards, reacting to dangers, recognizing turns 

Learning Differences

Learning Differences

Learning Differences


Classroom vs. 1:1

Reading vs. Practicing

Short vs. Extended Sessions

Listening vs. Doing

Social Skills

Learning Differences

Learning Differences


Ability to interact with other drivers, handle frustration/road rage, handle stress (i.e. traffic) 

Who do we work with for teen driving services?

 Many diagnosis may benefit from specialized intervention and driving training from an OT DRS including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/ADD, Non-Verbal Learning Disorders, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury and many others.  

We can help you!

Teaching a new driver can be a stressful time for any parent or guardian. New drivers with cognitive or physical

challenges can add extra stress to the process. Contact us today and we can help answer any questions you may have! 

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