Concussion technology has come a long way in helping us understand and manage concussions. Dr. Summer Ott discusses some of the options available and who they best fit.
What is a digital assessment?
- Started in the ’90s,
- Professional teams
- Not meant to replace traditional assessments
- A combination of tests is still being used
- Easy access and use of mobile devices
- Allow tracking
- Remote testing
- What/which app is reliable
- Who is using/trained to use
Considerations when deciding on a digital tool
- Is it comprehensive
Age range Considerations
Comparison / Contrast different tests available
- Example: Impact, Axon, ANAM
- 20 min to complete
- Test Cognitive Skills and symptom
- Ex. C3 Logic, Sway, King Devick
- Used with Handheld devices
- Quicker to complete 10-15 min
- Offer Alternative stimuli
- Important to look at “What is the cost?”
- Does the cost correlate to the effectiveness
What tools and how many are practitioners using in assessing Concussions
How do you pick a digital tool? / What is the right choice?
What is VOMS?
Looking at: eye movements, eye tracking, convergence, and rating symptoms while performing assessments
Can be broken down into clusters: Physical, Emotional, Sleep, Cognitive,
Case Management example:
- The Law and UIL sports vs Club sports on concussion
Considerations for Special populations (504, at-risk)
- The Law and Academic Accommodations/Recommendations
- Reach out to @ATC_mojo for PDF of Academic Recommendations
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