“Unlike a broken ankle, or other injuries you can feel with your hands, or see on an x-ray, a concussion is a disruption of how the brain works.” - USA Football & CDC
Frequently asked questions
How long does the test take?
Depending on which test your child is taking. If your child is 13 or older, their test will take approximately 1 hour. If your child is 12 or younger, thier test will last approximately 45 minutes.
Is this really a picture of my childs brain?
The ProACT baseline test is a two part test. The first part is a computerized neurocognitive assessment tool to help licensed healthcare providers evaluate and manage a suspected concussion. Our test is the industry leader in concussion management and trusted by teams and organizations around the world.
Is the test safe for children?
Your child will not be exposed to any chemicals or radiation during the test. The test is completely safe for them to take.
Do I have to show up on time?
When the testing begins we do not want to distract our test takers as that may affect their test results. As a result, it is not possible to be tested if your child shows up late for their testing.
What should I do after my child has taken the test?
Download the Free ImPACT Passport™ Mobile App
ImPACT Passport is a mobile app that enables ImPACT takers to store their Passport ID – the secure personal identification code provided after completing an ImPACT baseline test. ImPACT Passport allows a parent or test takers to grant access to their data to a healthcare provider, record symptoms, locate a healthcare provider or access educational content on concussion.
What is a concussion and does a baseline test help?
Can I access my childs test results?
How important are baseline tests?
Why should my child use an electronic concussion test?
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Who uses this kind of test?
What does the computerized test do?
Before the onset of an activity, a baseline test is conducted to measure the athlete’s performance baseline.
In the event of an injury, a post-injury test is administered and compared to the baseline and/or normative data scores.
My child does a baseline at their high school, do I need to do this too?
High schools and other organizations may or may not choose to use our testing model or have it administered by healthcare professionals. Additionally, high schools will not typically allow the parents to access the test results because they technically own them. ProACT on the otherhand will provide you the ID# so that you can access your results and share them with a healthcare professional.
A concussion is like a 'brain sprain'. It's a brain injury caused by contact or twisting inside the skull.
Baseline testing is like a 'snap-shot' of pre-injury brain function. The ProAct Test is considered the gold standard.
With a ProAct Test an athlete can return to sport safely and quickly. Without it injury care becomes a guessing game.