Neurocognitive Baseline Testing
This is a collection of tests used to assess the cognitive function of the athlete’s brain. Like many local high schools, our team uses ImPACT™, an online, neurocognitive baseline testing system. Each computerized test measures the ability to perform certain tasks such as memory and reaction time.
Baseline scores are stored for future reference. In the event of a concussion, an athlete can repeat the test and the Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC) can then analyze the results. The comparison of the post-injury scores to the baseline test helps the provider develop an individualized plan for the athlete.
Our Sports Medicine specialists, Dr. Shane Miller and Dr. Jane Chung are Credentialed ImPACT Consultants. Along with our athletic trainers, Josh Stevens, A.T.C., L.A.T., I.T.A.T., and Jamie Wightman, A.T.C., L.A.T., O.P.A.-C, I.T.A.T., they have undergone specialized ImPACT training to administer and interpret this test as part of their concussion care management.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment for an injury or to schedule baseline testing, call 469-515-7100
or request appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions about Baseline Testing Appointments
Who can take a baseline test?
Athletes 10 years of age and older without a recent history of a head injury. For athletes with a recent head injury, we recommend making an appointment with one of our sports medicine physicians, Shane M. Miller, M.D., or Jane S. Chung, M.D. before scheduling a baseline test.
How much does the visit cost?
Because this service is not covered by most insurance plans, a $22 payment is required at the time of the visit. We accept all major credit cards. We are not able to accept cash or check, at this time.
How long will the visit take?
Testing appointments are scheduled for one hour. Some athletes may finish the test faster than others, but typically the computerized testing takes about 30-40 minutes. Before starting the test, our staff will ask a few questions about the athlete’s history, however, there will be no physical examination or discussion with a physician.
Can a parent stay in the room during testing?
Yes, a parent may remain in the room. If additional family members, particularly young siblings, are present we request they remain in the waiting area with a parent.
Will I receive a copy of the results?
Results are provided upon request. At the end of the visit, or anytime in the future, the family may call 469-515-7100 to request a unique code (Passport ID) for another Credentialed ImPACT Consultant to access the results.