Sandra Wataoka is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in the field of driver rehabilitation. She is the only Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist in the State of Hawaii. She previously developed and coordinated a driver rehab program at a local hospital and has now ventured into private practice, assisting those with and without disabilities, to drive safely and independently, through her company, Driver Rehab Hawaii. She also is a Certified Driver Education Instructor for the State of Hawaii.
Practicing in the field of driver rehab for over 20 years, Sandra strives to bring awareness to the community about the field of driver rehab and the potential to drive with or without adaptive equipment. She volunteers at the state level as a CarFit Instructor and Coordinator and at the national level, Sandra was the previous Co-Chair of the Certification Committee and previously an Executive Committee member for The Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED). She provides services to people of various ages from teenage to twilight years. Please feel free to contact her for more information.
Driver Rehab Hawaii provides Professional Driver Assessment services.
We all want to be safe drivers as long as possible. The best way to ensure we are safe is to get a professional driving assessment. An assessment can recognize possible shortcomings, allowing a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist to develop a customized drivers’ training plan to provide maximum safety and independence while driving.
Consider getting a Professional Driver Assessment if:
You are concerned that your driving skills may have diminished over time.
You have been diagnosed with a medical condition known to impact driving ability (e.g., impaired vision, dementia, diabetes, seizures, sleep disorders, stroke, heart conditions).
You have experienced a recent increase in near misses or minor crashes.
Friends and/or family have suggested that you should drive less or not at all.
Sandra receiving a Service Award for her volunteer work with ADED, The Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. She previously served as the Co-chair for the Certification Committee. Additionally, she is a CarFit Instructor for the State of Hawaii, working with AARP, AAA, AOTA, and OTAH to coordinate and educate people at CarFit Events and Trainings.