A couple of weeks ago a team and league management
technology provider and a neurocognitive testing company announced a partnership to provide
online testing for athletes. The announcement prompted emails to MomsTEAM from parents asking for my opinion on how and where to have their children's baseline neurocognitive tests done, and whether they could do them at home.
While I have been fielding similar e-mails for years, the uptick
in emails prompted me to do some digging to come up with an answer.
Computerized neurocognitive tests which athletes can take in the comfort of their parent's home may be affordable, but MomsTeam's Brooke de Lench argues that concussion testing should be left to concussion professionals trained in properly administering and interpreting the results, not sold on line for use without supervision. Leading experts and the Centers for Disease Control agree.