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Pre-Concussion Screening aka Baseline ImPACT Testing

What is Pre-Concussion Screening (Baseline ImPACT Test) & why is it important?

  • The test is to establish a baseline for future use in helping to determine the best post-concussion treatment if your child should be injured in a sporting or non-sporting event.
  • ImPACT does not diagnose a concussion, but informs the provider if there is a change in the way your child’s brain functions after an injury.
  • Baseline scores are valid for two years and must be repeated if two years have lapsed.

What is ImPACT testing?

  • ImPACT testing is a computerized brain measurement tool for children and teens who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (concussion).
  • Through a series of computerized tests, completed in our office, ImPACT identifies subtle changes in brain function, evaluates post-injury condition, and tracks recovery.
  • By comparing baseline (pre-injury) and post-injury test results, ImPACT can help track recovery following a concussion.

How does ImPACT work?

  • An ImPACT is a 25 minute computerized assessment test that evaluates multiple aspects of brain functions including; verbal memory, visual memory, processing speed, reaction time and post-concussive symptoms.
  • By comparing baseline (pre-injury) and post-injury test results, it helps determine when brain function has returned to normal and if it is safe to return to sports and school activities.

Who can take the ImPACT test?

  • PHA and the CDC recommend that all students athletes age 11 and older (for example: football players, soccer players, hockey players, baseball players, rugby players, cheerleaders, softball players, skateboarders, gymnasts, lacrosse players, cyclists and skiers) take the test.

How can my child get tested?

  • Call PHA (203) 452-8322 for an appointment
  • The Baseline ImPACT Test costs $25.00.  The test is not covered by insurance and payment is due at time of service.

School Supply Drive

While starting a new school year can be exciting for many kids, it can also be stressful for families when they are faced with the expense of buying new clothes, shoes, and other supplies.  Pediatric Healthcare Associates is once again hosting a School Supply Drive to help these students who can’t afford school supplies start the school year equipped to succeed!   All donations will be given to needy children in our area.

Supplies needed to fill backpacks (NEW items only):

  • crayons
  • pencils
  • pens
  • scissors
  • rulers
  • erasers
  • markers
  • glue sticks
  • notepads
  • colored pencils

Donations can be dropped off at any of our 5 offices through Friday, August 18, 2017.

Well Exams

Don’t wait till Summer.  Book your appointment now!

Now that Spring is here, believe it or not, Summer is right around the corner!

During this time we see an unusually high demand for well exam appointments.  This makes it very difficult for us to provide you with the scheduling options that are available other times of the year.

The majority of insurance companies will allow a well exam at any time during the year, regardless of when the previous well exam was or your child’s birthdate.

If you are going to need an appointment for your child(ren) this season, please call our office at (203) 452-8322 and schedule a well exam for your child or children now.