The Online Concussion Baseline Test Your Child Can Take at Home on Your Computer!
Self-administered. Test results are available immediately.
Get your child’s concussion baseline status checked before the new sports season starts and BEFORE injury occurs.
Our concussion baseline test is…
- Scientifically based
- Designed for online home use
- Quick (takes about 30 minutes)
- Affordable and easy to use ($25)
- Provides immediate results
- Suitable for children and adults 10 years of age or older*
- In alignment to current sports concussion management guidelines
- Inclusive of unlimited post-injury testing (by a licensed healthcare professional)
What is concussion baseline testing?
A concussion baseline (also know as a cognition baseline) is a critical component of your child’s participation in sports and an important first step in your family’s concussion management. Our concussion baseline test is an affordable (just $25), convenient way to obtain a concussion baseline for your child athlete and other members of your family.
How is baseline testing information used if your child suffers a head injury?
A concussion baseline is necessary in the evaluation of individuals who may have suffered a concussion—a concussion provides physicians with important information regarding their patients’ reaction times, memory, and concentration skills before a head injury.
The results of this concussion baseline test can be used by your physician as a means of comparing your child’s brain functioning before injury to brain functioning after a concussion occurs.
- The concussion baseline test results are available immediately upon test completion.
- This concussion baseline test allows parents of young athletes to establish their child’s concussion baseline before the sports season starts (and BEFORE potential head injury), and as part of this purchase, your child will have access to unlimited post-injury concussion tests that would be administered through your healthcare provider(s).
- Should your child athlete sustain a head injury or a suspected head injury, the purchase of this concussion baseline test allows the healthcare provider of your choice to administer post-injury tests, as needed, at no additional charge to you* by visiting www.ConcussionVitalSigns.com.
*Post-injury testing through Concussion Vital Signs is free; however, you will be responsible for any fees charged by your physician.
- The results of this concussion baseline test can be used by your physician as a means of comparing pre-injury to post-injury brain functioning. Comparing your child’s baseline (pre-injury) memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills to post-injury brain functioning can assist your child’s physician in identifying the effects and severity of a brain injury and in making more informed decisions regarding whether your child is ready to return to play and/or regular activities.
How often should my child take a concussion baseline test?
Your child should take a concussion baseline test every year, no matter what sport he or she plays, whether it’s football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, equestrian sports, baseball, cheerleading, ice skating, diving, motorcross, martial arts, skateboarding, skiing, gymnastics, biking, wrestling, boxing, rugby, volleyball, water polo, and more. Practically all sports carry the risk of concussion.
Who can take this baseline concussion test?
This concussion baseline test is suitable for children and adults 10 years of age or older,* and provides you and the athletes in your family a continuum of care—from the baseline concussion test through post-injury testing—in one proven, portable, and affordable package.
*While this testing system can establish a concussion baseline for anyone 10 years of age or older, the “Compared to Peers” information on the baseline report is only available for those individuals aged 10 to 25 years. An “N/A” in the “Compared to Peers” column will appear in the reports of individuals older than 25 (or younger than 10) and does not affect the results of the baseline status assessment (i.e., the results of the assessment would be the same with or without the “Compared to Peers” information). Please note this assessment tool is not suitable for individuals younger than 10 years of age.