Computerized baseline and post-injury neurocognitive testing

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test) is the most widely used computerized neurocognitive test to help licensed healthcare providers evaluate and manage suspected concussions.

ImPACT Comes in Two Forms

  1. Baseline Test – Administered before the start of a sport season, employment period, school year, or other activity.
  2. Post-Injury Test – Administered by a licensed healthcare provider when a concussion is suspected. Test results are compared to baseline scores and/or normative data scores as part of a healthcare provider’s assessment of the injury. Multiple post-injury tests may be given to an individual during the course of treatment and rehabilitation.
Use ImPACT Pre- and Post-Diagnosis

ImPACT is not a diagnostic tool. Only a licensed healthcare professional can diagnose and treat a concussion. Instead, ImPACT can be used before and after a licensed healthcare provider has determined that a concussion has occurred:

  • In addition to establishing neurocognitive performance baselines, healthcare providers use ImPACT test scores as an important component of their assessment of an injury.
  • Post-injury test scores may be used by a licensed provider to inform an effective concussion treatment course of action.
  • ImPACT may be administered multiple times after a clinician has diagnosed a concussion—scores can be used to help measure rehabilitation and to consider whether to return an injured individual back to activity.
Here’s How ImPACT Works
  • 25-minute online test for ages 12-59
  • Delivered via a secure web portal
  • Taken via a desktop computer (PC and Mac compatible) that has an internet connection and a mouse
  • Administered in the presence of a physician, nurse, athletic trainer, athletic director, or coach (only a licensed healthcare provider can administer an ImPACT post-injury test)