MasterDrive conducts several unique and very specialized training programs that have been developed for specific objectives. For teens and adults.
Teens with Special Needs
For many years, MasterDrive has stood alone in developing and providing an absolute unique service for anyone who requires special needs in learning to drive. Driving Safety is the ultimate objective of the MasterDrive program, and the safety of a new driver is totally dependent upon the quality of the essential executive functions related to driving.
If a teen has issues in regard to balance … multi-tasking … focus and concentration … issues in regard to understanding and following instructions … visual tracking and processing challenges … reaction time, coordination, etc., he/she will obviously be driving at a high risk.
This typically includes teens who have been defined as ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, High functioning Autism, CP, and other functional challenges. In fact, the crash rate for kids with ADHD is more than 400% higher than other kids. Many of these kids are never able to realize the potential of becoming a driver. As a result, their quality of life is limited.
Ronn Langford has lectured throughout the U. S. and Canada in regard to strategies of working with young people who have a learning or functional difficulty.
Slick Road Survival Course
Whether on ice, snow, rain storms, or just dangerous environments, most people have not had the opportunity to actually learn the special skills to handle these dangerous conditions. Or to protect themselves from other drivers. On any road surface where there are limited units of traction, a driver is typically very nervous and experiences contracted muscles – because they don’t know what to do.
The MasterDrive Slick Road Survival Course is a very short immersion into slick road conditions. It is an intense experience, but will give you more confidence in your abilities. It is exhilarating, but it is very affordable. Most of all – it is fun! The best and safest way to practice skid control and skid recovery.
If you have never been on a skid pad, here is your chance!
It is estimated that more than 4 million drivers in the United States suffer from a serious phobic driving condition – an extreme fear of driving. This is very often the result of a traumatic crash, especially as the result of an injury. The fear can also be the result of an incident while driving in bad conditions. A driver usually knows whether or not they are prepared to handle a crisis. As a result, it is difficult for them to be comfortable and appropriately respond to a crisis situations while driving.
The MasterDrive program for Phobic Drivers is a two phase process:
- Phase I. A strategy session in the office to define the probable cause of the fear, together with a discussion as to the process.
- Phase II. A one day defensive skills clinic to build confidence as the result of a new experience – of learning to handle those conditions or situations. The training is literally a ‘reprogramming’ of the brain. The process is to “deprogram” the anxiety and fear; and to “reprogram” confidence as a result of new skills.