As you know there are always choices out there for just about anything, concussion computer assessments are no different. We have discussed about every platform on the blog. I have talked about the use of a particular test as that is what was provided to me, but there are strides being taken by many companies to refine and create a reliable measure. One computer test we highlighted a few years ago is now being re-launched by Pearson here is their press release.
This is not an endorsement of Concussion Vital Signs, rather a service to the reader, to find out what products are out there. Feel free to comment…
Pearson Launches Concussion Management Assessment
to Protect the Future of Student Athletes
Affordable, Easy-to-Use Test, Resource Portal to Address Growing Public Health Issue Unveiled
SAN ANTONIO – Aug. 1, 2012 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately more than 1 million people suffer from concussions each year, and adolescent children who participate in sports are one of the highest risk groups for sustaining this type of traumatic brain injury. To help athletic trainers and other health professionals combat this epidemic of injuries that have the potential to result in brain damage and even death, Pearson is now the exclusive provider of Concussion Vital Signs, an affordable, flexible and comprehensive concussion management program that allows for testing, reporting, athlete roster management and education about concussion detection, all from one easy-to-use website: www.concussionvitalsigns.com.
Concussion Vital Signs is a scientifically valid, reliable and affordable web-based neurocognitive assessment platform developed by CNS Vital Signs to help schools and medical health professionals meet the public health needs Continue reading