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Baseline Concussion Testing at Grafton High School

posted Jul 21, 2016, 2:12 PM by Kara Cain   [ updated Aug 4, 2016, 1:22 PM ]

Every year, Aurora Health Care provides computerized baseline concussion testing at Grafton High School, with no charge to the parents.  A baseline test gives Athletic Trainers and Team Physicians a starting point in which to judge a patient's current post concussion symptoms and can be a useful tool in making the decision to safely return your child to practice/competition.

The IMPACT program measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes, including:

·  Attention span

·  Working memory

·  Sustained and selective attention time

·  Response variability

·  Non-verbal problem solving

·  Reaction time
 

Information regarding Aurora Health Care's IMPACT Baseline Computerized Concussion Testing and the required parental consent form are available here.   Please send this signed consent form with your child to be turned in on test day.  Parents do not need to be present during the test and it normally takes on average 30 minutes to complete.  If your child participated last year, he or she does not need to take it again this year since baseline results for this test are considered valid for a 2 year time span.  Also included are the links to the Impact Testing Website as well as the Wisconsin State Law regarding Concussion Protocol.

This test is not mandated by the WIAA, Aurora Health Care or Grafton High School in order for sport participation.  It is completely voluntary.

 

Where: D1 computer lab at Grafton High School

When:  9:00-12:00 on Thursday, August 4

Cost:    Free!


If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Trainer, Brian Wood, at brian.wood@aurora.org.  If you'd like more information regarding ImPACT please visit their website https://www.impacttest.com/

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Kara Cain,
Jul 21, 2016, 2:12 PM
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