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The restoration of former rights, authority, or abilities.

The process of rehabilitating a witness involves restoring the credibility of the witness following Impeachment by the opposing party. Rehabilitating a prisoner refers to preparing him or her for a productive life upon release from prison.


noun adjustment, alteration, development, improvement, instauration, readjustment, rebuilding, reclamation, reconstitution, reconstruction, recreation, recuperation, redemption, reeducation, reestablishment, reformation, reindoctrination, reinstatement, remodeling, renewal, renovation, reorganization, repair, reparation, restitution, restoration, resurrection, return, revival, revivement, revivification, salvation
Associated concepts: company rehabilitation
See also: change, correction, improvement, progress, reconversion, remedy, rendition, renewal, reorganization, repair, reparation
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One systematic review on aging and driver rehabilitation programs was reviewed for content and methods (Kua, Korner-Bitensky, Desrosiers, Man-Hong-Sing, & Marshall, 2007).
In addressing the legal issues of a driver rehabilitation program, Pierce (1993) outlined the responsibilities of the facility, the physician, and the driving rehabilitation professional and cited cases in which all of these individuals and organizations have been found liable, when traffic accidents resulted from driving by individuals with disabilities.
After the evaluation, the CDRS can make recommendations for further training or adaptive equipment, such as hand controls for the gas and brakes, or a spinner knob for the steering wheel, says Elizabeth Green, executive director of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (also known as ADED, the acronym for its former name), a nonprofit organization that certifies the driving specialists.
The organization is believed to be the only group in North America to train and offer a pool of highly qualified professionals with the designation of Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS), the accepted benchmark for quality in driver evaluation and education for people with disabilities.
Hughes, who lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, also agreed to go on a drink driver rehabilitation course.
Certified driver rehabilitation specialists provide evaluations, recommendations for special equipment, and training to help people maintain wheeled mobility through safe driving.
In some cases, an individual may not pass the evaluation and training with a certified driver rehabilitation specialist, and is no longer considered a safe driver; in such instances, it may be time to retire the car keys.
The services of a driver rehabilitation specialist (DRS) are often necessary to evaluate the driver's capabilities and identify the specific types and styles of adaptive driving equipment necessary to getting back on the road.
You may also be eligible to undertake the driver rehabilitation course.
Ask your local senior center, Department of Aging office, or Veterans Administration office about safe driving evaluations for older adults--a driver rehabilitation specialist can check your vision, hand-foot coordination, and reaction rime, and recommend vehicle modifications where necessary.
Driving Solutions is owned by Laura Fischrup, an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist.
He was fined pounds 400 plus pounds 55 costs and agreed to attend a drink driver rehabilitation course.