Beth A Gibson

Beth A Gibson, OTR/L, CDRS

Instructional Assistant Professor, Manager & Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist: UF SmartDriver

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6017
Business Email: beth.gibson@ufl.edu

About Beth A Gibson

Beth Anderson Gibson, OTR/L, CDRS is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida. She is the manager of the UF SmartDriver™ Rehab program which provides driver rehabilitation services to the community. She instructs in the Driver Rehabilitation Therapy certificate program. She is participating in driving related research initiatives through the Institute for Driving, Activity, Participation and Technology (I-DAPT). Ms. Gibson is a licensed and registered occupational therapist, and certified driver rehabilitation specialist . She completed her BS in occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire. Ms. Gibson has worked in driver rehabilitation for over 28 years providing comprehensive driver evaluations and training to clients across the age spectrum with an emphasis on low- and high-tech equipment. She currently serves on the professional development and research committees and the speakers bureau of the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED). She is a former ADED executive board member and has been awarded for her volunteer service to that organization. She has provided continuing education presentations on driver rehabilitation topics including adaptive driving equipment and wheelchair/vehicle compatibility both locally and at national conferences such as ADED and RESNA. Her clinical practice experience includes SCI, TBI, MS, CVA, neuropathy, amputees, muscular dystrophies, MCI, dementia and young adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, ASD, ADHD, MID and learning disabilities. She has worked in inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, hospital outpatient and private practice settings in the Atlanta area and has provided driver rehab services in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Alabama.

Accomplishments

Lifetime Honorary Membership Award
2023 · Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)
Volunteer Service Award
2019 · Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2025
OTH6155 Mentoring Driving Re
2022-2024
OTH6150 Theory Driving Rehab
2022-2025
OTH6153 Eval & Int Driving Reha
2023-2024
OTH6157 Trng & Test Driving Reh
2023-2024
OTH6156 Seminars Driving Reha

Board Certifications

  • Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
    Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-7078-1955

Publications

2024
Automated Vehicles: Future Initiatives for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.
OTJR : occupation, participation and health. [DOI] 10.1177/15394492241229993. [PMID] 38389336.
2023
Does in-vehicle automation help individuals with Parkinson’s disease? A preliminary analysis.
Frontiers in neurology. 14 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2023.1225751. [PMID] 37900602.
2022
RCT protocol for driving performance in people with Parkinson’s using autonomous in-vehicle technologies.
Contemporary clinical trials communications. 28 [DOI] 10.1016/j.conctc.2022.100954. [PMID] 35812823.

Grants

Jan 2024 – Jul 2024
Mentorship of Majed Almutairi
Role: Other
Funding: KING FAHAD MEDICAL CITY COMP REHAB CTR

Education

BS in Occupational Therapy
1979-1982 · University of New Hampshire

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6017
Emails:
SmartDriver™ Scheduler & Admin. Support , UFOT SmartDriver™ Rehabilitation Service:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100164
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1225 CENTER DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32610