Experiences of facilitators or barriers in driving education from learner and novice drivers with ADHD or ASD and their driving instructors
2017 (English)In: Developmental Neurorehabilitation, ISSN 1751-8423, E-ISSN 1751-8431, Vol. 20, no 2, 59-67 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Little is known about whether individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) experience any specific facilitators or barriers to driving education. Objective: To explore the facilitators or barriers to driving education experienced by individuals with ASD or ADHD who obtained a learners permit, from the perspective of the learner drivers and their driving instructors. Methods: Datawere collected from33 participants with ASD or ADHD, and nine of their driving instructors. Results: Participants with ASD required twice asmany driving lessons andmore on-road tests than those with ADHD. Participants with ADHD repeated the written tests more than those with ASD. Driving license theory was more challenging for individuals with ADHD, whilst individuals with ASD found translating theory into practice and adjusting to "unfamiliar driving situations to be the greatest challenges. Conclusion: Obtaining a driving license was associated with stressful training experience.
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TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC , 2017. Vol. 20, no 2, 59-67 p.
Aspergers syndrome; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; autism; driver education; learners permit
Other Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-135725DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2015.1058299ISI: 000393704600001PubMedID: 26222490OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-135725DiVA: diva2:1082751
Funding Agencies|Trafikverket, Swedish Transport Administration2017-03-172017-03-172017-03-17