ImPACT for Schools, Districts, and Teams
By implementing concussion testing at your school, you are taking valuable measures to help prepare your staff and students for when a concussion is suspected.
What is ImPACT?
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most scientifically validated computerized neurocognitive test used by more than 7,400 high schools and 1,000 colleges and universities to help evaluate and manage suspected concussions. Since 2006, over 7.5 million individuals have taken the ImPACT test.
ImPACT comes in two forms:
- Baseline Test – Administered by a physician, nurse, athletic trainer, athletic director, or coach before the start of a sport season, school year, or other activity. Baseline scores are collected and stored on our HIPAA compliant server. ImPACT recommends re-administering the baseline test every two years.
- Post-Injury Test – Administered by a licensed healthcare provider when a concussion is suspected. Test results are compared to baseline scores and/or normative data scores as part of a healthcare provider's assessment of the injury. Multiple post-injury tests may be given to an individual during the course of treatment and rehabilitation.
Here's How ImPACT Works:
- 25-minute computerized, online test for ages 12-59
- Delivered via a secure web portal
- Taken via a desktop computer (PC and Mac compatible) that has an internet connection and a mouse
- Administered in the presence of a physician, nurse, athletic trainer, athletic director, or coach (only a licensed healthcare provider can administer an ImPACT post-injury test)
- Results interpreted by a licensed healthcare provider
What does ImPACT measure?
The test tracks a student's symptoms and measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning, including attention span, working memory, sustained and selective attention time, non-verbal problem solving, and reaction time.
How do I implement ImPACT at my school?
Since the test is computerized, ImPACT is administered in a classroom-like setting with internet-enabled desktop computers. An athletic trainer, coach, or school nurse must be present to administer the test to ensure an optimal testing environment. A licensed healthcare provider interprets the test results as part of their assessment to make return-to-learn decisions.
Pricing for Schools and Sports Teams
Schools and teams purchase ImPACT on a yearly subscription basis. All packages include technical support and all software updates. Click here to view pricing.