“defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces.” (Cantu et al., 2005)
Our program utilizes the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT), which measures cognitive abilities, such as attention, memory, reasoning, language, and perception to accurately detect a concussion. The ImPACT is a 20-minute computerized test available for measuring baseline functioning, as well as post-injury functioning, and allows doctors to measure and track the effects of a concussion. The ImPACT is also utilized to determine when an athlete will be ready to return to play.
If indicated, we do offer complete neurocognitive evaluations and neuropsychological assessment with a pediatric neuropsychologist. Neuropsychologists are doctors who specialize in caring for children with brain injury, whether from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, brain tumor, or other brain injury.
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