The ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test is an advanced, research-based computer test developed to help clinicians evaluate an athlete's recovery following concussion. The program begins with a 20-minute neurocognitive test battery given in the preseason for a baseline and includes reaction time, memory and other measurable cognitive skills. When a concussion is suspected, a follow-up test is given to see if the results have changed from the baseline. This comparison helps to diagnose and manage the concussion to determine when it's safe for athletes to return to playing sports. Follow-up tests can be given over days or weeks so clinicians can continue to track the athlete's recovery from injury.
Ted S. Davis, PhD, Director of The Center for Neuropsychology, Learning, and Behavioral Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital has earned the title of Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC). Dr. Davis is pleased to offer state-of-the-art sport concussion diagnosis and management. Dr. Davis is the only Neuropsychologist in the area to offer the ImPACT test.
ImPACT - Baseline Tests for Concussions
You never know when a concussion will happen, but you can prepare to know what the effects will be. Sign your athlete up to take a test called Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT). This simple computer test will measure memory, processing speed and reaction time and be kept on file as a baseline score. Then if a concussion occurs, a repeat test can assist in making the decisions about readiness to return to play. ImPACT testing is available for athletes ages 11 and up. Baseline Testing Fee: $10
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