Sports Concussion Evaluations
Sports related concussion is a common and serious concern for children and adolescents. Individuals who sustain a concussion typically experience immediate symptoms such as headache, confusion, dizziness, and/or loss of consciousness. They may not remember events immediately prior to, or immediately after the event. Individuals who suffer a concussion, also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury, often experience headache, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentraing, and/or memory problems days or even weeks following their accident.
Research increasingly supports the need to identify and treat this. Many children and teenagers who suffer a mild traumatic brain injury require temporary support and/or accommodations for academics. A brief neuropsychological assessment can accurately identify the presence and degree of symptoms, allowing for optimum symptom management by physicians, and addressing return to play issues.