The National Institute of Health (NIH) has
developed and assessed several tests for
the evaluation of head injury, particularly
concussion. If your child is playing a sport,
particularly American football, we suggest
you go online and obtain (download) the
following test and administer it to your child.
This will give us a baseline assessment for
a comparison test to use to evaluate your
child after a head injury. This is particularly
import to help us advise you when your child can return to school and other activates, after a concussion and the new recommendations for “cognitive rest” following a head injury of any kind.
Children 5 years old through 12 years old: “Standardized Assessment of Concussion” by McCrea
Children 13 years and older: “ Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3” ( SCAT3)
We have the test in the office for us to use post injury.
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