These sessions are ideal for teens 13 and older who are interested in taking a baseline ImPACT test. ImPACT stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It is a research-based computerized test developed to help healthcare providers deliver more comprehensive care to an athlete following a concussion.
At Seattle Children’s, we use the baseline testing to learn how your teen performs mental tasks before a concussion. Should they sustain a concussion, your healthcare provider will likely recommend your athlete take a post-injury ImPACT test. The post-injury ImPACT test will allow your teen’s healthcare provider to compare how your teen thinks and functions before and after a concussion. This information helps the healthcare team treat your teen’s concussion and measure recovery and progress toward safe return to play.
Who should take an ImPACT baseline test?
Any person over the age of 13 can take an ImPACT baseline test. It is highly recommended for any person who participates in organized physical activity. Concussions can happen to any athlete – girl or boy – in any sport. Concussions are seen most often in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, gymnastics and cheerleading.
If your organization has a group of 10 or more athletes who would like to do baseline testing together, please email us or call 206-987-7228.
ImPACT baseline testing is currently offered in Seattle by Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Athletic Trainers Program.
Click any of the Register buttons below to view class availability and to register online. Please call 206-987-7228 or email with questions.
If you have an athlete who has been diagnosed with a concussion and has had an ImPACT baseline test through Seattle Children’s within the last 2 years, please email us or call 206-987-7228 to set a time for a post-injury test.
About Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program
Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program is part of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program, an affiliate program among Seattle Children’s, Harborview Medical Center and UW Medicine. Our program brings together some of the nation’s top experts on concussions and brain injuries. We are experienced in evaluating, diagnosing and managing any level of injury to your child’s brain. Learn more.