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Learning to drive

How Does Dealing with OCD Affect The Ability To Learn To Drive?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can affect a student’s ability to learn how to drive. The nature of OCD can introduce challenges such as multiple distractions that will pull the student farther and farther away from the student’s task during the process of learning how to drive: Anxiety is a common symptom for students with OSD. When learning to drive, this anxiety can become worse as the student overthinks the problem. A parent or influential person can also make the anxiety worse. The prospect of navigating traffic, making split-second decisions, and the fear of potential accidents can trigger intense anxiety for students with OCD. Thoughts related to safety concerns may overwhelm their mind, making it difficult to focus on the driving task. A side effect of OCD…

Confidence and Driving

How To Increase Someone’s Confidence Regarding Driving Lessons

Building a student’s confidence in driving lessons is crucial for their overall success and safety on the road. Creating a supportive and positive learning environment is the key to helping them overcome anxieties. It also helps them learn the necessary skills to become a stronger driver. Effective communication plays a vital role. Open communication will help to better understand the student’s concerns and fears that they may be experiencing. Before starting the drive, I talk through the student’s worries. This helps me teach in a way that fits what my student is struggling with. Having open conversations with my student gives them the best constructive input and guidance to help reduce anxiety. I make sure I emphasize the student’s progress and achievements, no matter how…

learning disabilities

Teaching Individuals with Learning Disabilities to Drive

Each student with a learning disability is unique, and it is important to understand their needs on an individualized personal level. Specifically, we must look at their strengths and weaknesses. It’s important that strengths are always presented first. In many ways, they have probably heard only about the weaknesses. This is our first opportunity to encourage our new student in a positive way. This step being taken correctly in the first lesson will generally elevate the student’s confidence and self-esteem. In all cases I start out by telling my student that as I work with them, they will not be labeled. I tell them I plan to take all their strengths and weaknesses and put them all in a box, and then we will end up…

driving on winter roads

Winter Driving

Winter driving can be challenging, especially for new and inexperienced drivers. The cold weather, icy roads, and reduced visibility can make it more difficult to stay safe on the roads. As we begin to touch on this subject, there is not enough that can be said to cover this topic. Most winter driving skills come as a result of common sense and years of experience. The worst thing we can do is tell our kids or our new adult drivers how terrible it is to drive in the snow. We want to keep all our conversations on a positive note. Most importantly I’m forever telling students you need to be smarter than the snow conditions and those drivers around us making lots of careless mistakes….

Maintaining Safe Distance

Maintaining A Safe Following Distance When Driving

Maintaining a safe following distance when driving is very important. It keeps you safe and ensures you have time to react to unexpected things that can happen when driving. The following distance is commonly known as the space you have between the front of your car and the car you are following.  The most accurate method of establishing your following distance is to pick a fixed object that the car in front of you passes. When it passes that object, you begin to count seconds it takes for you to pass the same object. This count becomes your following distance. It refers to the space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. This space allows you enough time and space to stop safely…

Student Driver with Anxiety

Teaching Students With Anxiety To Drive

Teaching students with anxiety requires a lot of compassion and awareness of their unique needs. These needs vary significantly from one student to the next, it is fair to say that not one of the situations will be the same. Anxiety can come from a variety of various ways. In a classroom the students worry too about much what their classmates may think and have difficulty concentrating on the topic being presented. Or you may also notice restlessness and that the student is not able to sit still. Here are some ways that I have used to support and teach students with anxiety. I often try to put myself in their position which helps me be more sensitive to how they are struggling in that…

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Jordan Smith