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Brandon higgs


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Brandon Higgs is a U.S. Army combat veteran with prior service on active duty. Currently, he serves in the Army Reserves as a non-commissioned officer with 19 years of experience. After active duty, Brandon used his Post 9-11 GI Bill to return to college in 2014. Brandon attained his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. While in graduate school, Brandon had a level 2 fieldwork experience at Vanderbilt’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute. At Vanderbilt, Brandon was introduced to driving rehabilitation. He quickly connected with the clients and gained a desire to work in this setting. After graduation, he entered the field of driver rehabilitation as an OT in a private practice setting. Brandon transitioned to a hospital-based program and established & developed the first driver rehabilitation program at The Baylor Scott & White rehab hospital in Frisco, Texas. Brandon owns an OT-based driver rehabilitation program in North Texas (H & T Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, LLC). Brandon has presented lectures on topics related to driver rehabilitation to university OT programs, hospitals, outpatient clinics, non-profit agencies, and others. 


Spalding University

Master's of Occupational Therapy

US Army

Active and Reserves

Tempe, Arizona

Driving to Independence, LLC

Frisco, Texas

Baylor Scott and White

McKinney, Texas

H&T Driver Rehabilitation

Specialists, LLC

Brandon used his GI Bill to attain his bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Spalding University located in Louisville Kentucky. During his fieldwork experience, he was introduced to Driver Rehab at Vanderbilt’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute. There he gained a passion for serving the neurologically impaired population for their driver rehab needs.  

While on active duty, Brandon served in the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He was deployed overseas to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operational Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring freedom. Since active duty he has continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves. Brandon is currently a Non-Commissioned Officer serving as a career counselor (retention officer) in the North Texas Area. 

After Brandon graduated and passed the National Board Exam for Occupational Therapy, he started work for an OT Based Driver Rehabilitation private practice in Tempe Arizona. He provided comprehensive driving evaluations and behind the wheel trainings for diagnoses including but not limited to spina bifida, autism, ADHD, dementia, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, etc. 

Brandon worked as a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist and OT at Baylor White and Scott. He served patients recovering from significant brain injuries and other neuroglial disorders/conditions in in a intensive neuro day program. He also envaulted and trained outpatients with varying conditions effecting adolescents and adult drivers. He built relationships with many North Texas DPS centers, mobility dealerships, non-profit organizations, Texas Workforce Solutions and physicians in the DFW Metroplex area. At Baylor, Brandon honed his skills in driver rehab and develop a community mobility program where one did not exist before. Brandon has prescribed adaptive equipment for drivers, trained clients and helped them through the process of becoming an independent driver through the Department of Public Safety.  

After his experiences, Brandon decided to go into private practice along with his fellow OT colleague Mr. Chris Thompson. They created H & T Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, LLC in McKinney Texas. Currently they serve the DFW metroplex and surrounding areas for driver rehabilitation and community mobility. H & T is a flexible company that meets the client in their home and common areas. Occupational Therapists can best help clients when they can assess the person in their own environment, this is the basis for H & T’s vision.  

Occupational Therapist Registered Nationally and Licensed with the state of Texas, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, and Licensed TDLR Driver Education Teaching Assistant. 

Brandon currently serves as President for the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialist’s Texas chapter.  





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