My son sustained a concussion last spring while playing baseball. During that process, my son took a test called an IMPACT test to help diagnose the concussion and to help figure out when he had recovered sufficiently to return to normal activities. But our problem was that we didn’t have a baseline. The IMPACT test works best if the kids have taken a pre-injury test (required by many school athletics departments) to be compared to the post-injury tests. Since the pre-injury test only costs around $20, I’ve become a big proponent of encouraging kids to take the tests.
Recently, local news station KXAN ran a good story about the tests. If you have kids, especially those participating in sports, I urge you to watch the story and to have the kids take the test. You can watch the story below.