Professional Project: Jessica Mevius, OT Graduate Student
For the aging population, one of the most important occupations is maintaining independence through mobility for as long as possible.
Professional Project: Elderly Driving Assessments
This Professional Project is part of my Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Degree. The purpose of the Professional Project is to contribute to a “line of research leading to a body of knowledge within the profession of occupational therapy”. My chosen line of research is Elderly Driving. I decided that more information on assessments was needed - specifically a comprehensive compilation of elderly driving assessments.
My intentions are for this to provide an efficient resource to those seeking more information in this arena, including therapists, families, and clients. I also hope others see my contribution to the profession as a part of AOTA’s centennial vision:
This website will hopefully contribute to many of the Centennial Visions goals: especially the paraphrased goals of building our OT community and our presence in the real world, use of technology to provide services, people understanding what we do, and why; along with Linking education, research, and practice.
My name is Jessica Mevius and I am an Occupational Therapy Student, currently working on my Masters of Occupational Therapy. I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science in Childhood Development with an emphasis in Occuaptional Therapy. I’m currently in my last semester of coursework, scheduled to begin fieldwork in June 2009; anticipated graduation in December 2009.
I’m currently the Secretary of Pi Theta Epsilon, the Occupational Therapy Honors Society, inducted 2008. I’m the Vice President of the Student Occupational Therapy Association at my school. I’m also a member of the National Scholar Honor Society, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.
The curriculum in Occupational Therapy has been incredibly rewarding and I look forward to an exciting career after graduation.
Thank you for visiting this Web site. My goal is to assist you by providing information about options that you may not have known about regarding issues related to Elderly Driving. I endeavor to give you accurate information. But, it is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of competent professional advice. Therefore, before you rely on any information or opinion presented in, or as a result of your visit to, the Elderly Driving Assessments website, it is your responsibility to verify it with your own professional advice.
I make no representation, warranties or guarantees, either express or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information provided, the use to which it is put, the results of its use, or the suitability, accuracy or expertise of other resources referred to in this website.