ImPACT testing for concussion is a nationally-recognized, research-based computer test establishing a baseline of your child’s responses used to assess and manage his/her injury, if it's a concussion.
Testing takes about an hour and is supervised by psychologists with experience and training in administering and interpreting the test. The results are kept confidential and are available to your child’s primary care doctor at any time.
ImPACT baseline testing for concussion is especially recommended for those who participate in sports and are at higher risk for blows to the head.
Common Questions about Baseline Testing
- Why is Baseline Testing for Concussion Important?
- Why Have my Child do ImPACT Baseline Testing?
- At What Age and How Often Should Kids Get Tested?
- If My Child Has Had a Concussion, How Long Before S/He Can Be Tested?
ImPACT Concussion Testing Elements
The computer-based test focuses on:
- Attention span
- Working memory
- Sustained and selective attention time
- Response variability
- Non-verbal problem solving
- Reaction time
Anyone ages 11 and older may take the test.