Belleville Athletics utilizes two of the top assessment tools to assist in recognition and recovery decisions for head injuries and concussions in sport. Athletes must take a baseline assessment for each once per year before participation in any sport activity.
The technology behind the Cogstate Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool (CCAT) was developed by CogState to help Healthcare Providers measure the cognitive function of Athletes after suspected concussions or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Athletes create individual Baseline or "snapshots" of their brains' speed and accuracy using the Cogstate CCAT's four simple tasks. Repeating the same tasks after injury identifies any cognitive changes from the Baseline. This helps indicate whether the brain has fully recovered. Healthcare Providers use the test results, along with the Athlete's reported concussion symptoms, in making decisions about when it is safe for Athletes to return to the classroom, practice or competitive play.
The Sway System combines objective balance and cognitive measures to support healthcare professionals in performing accurate and informed evaluations with a mobile device. This tool is helpful for one the field evaluations as well as post-injury recovery tracking.
ATTENTION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN 2020-21 ATHLETICS:
Tests will now be given by team. Coaches will distribute information through your team Google Classroom.
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