The Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool is a test that can be taken from any computer with Web access. It takes about 8-15 minutes to complete. Athletes and/or parents can elect to share the results with their health care provider.
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Concussion testing is recommended by the Arizona Interscholastic Association for all scholastic athletes.
After a concussion, the test can be repeated multiple times, and doctors can then monitor the results of this test to determine when you can safely resume normal activities; for a student athlete, your sport and studies.
While the importance of baseline testing is clear, the results should be used with a comprehensive medical evaluation. While the majority of concussions resolve relatively quickly, some athletes may experience symptoms that persist for weeks, months or longer. The medical care and rehabilitation of these injured athletes is best achieved by a team of health professionals with expertise in the evaluation and management of concussion.
A team at Mayo Clinic, along with partners at Phoenix Children's Hospital, has evaluated and treated athletes with concussion from the youth to the professional ranks. The team takes a coordinated and comprehensive approach to care of adults, adolescents and children. Team members include doctors and other professionals from neurology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, psychology, psychiatry, headache medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, emergency medicine and vestibular medicine.
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