Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Neuropsychological evaluation and management of sport-related concussion

Neuropsychological evaluation and management of sport-related concussion

....As with adult populations, neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents diagnosed with Sports Related Concussion has documented skills and abilities that are particularly sensitive to head injury. Difficulties with attention and concentration, speed of information processing, and memory are commonly reported in the literature. There is also some evidence to suggest that younger children are particularly vulnerable to neurologic insult and are at greater risk for secondary consequences. Although such findings argue for more conservative management, the availability of diagnostic tools, including computerized neurocognitive assessment batteries, is limited.....

Comments: Don't forget all the oculo-visual anomalies associated with concussion such as convergence insufficiency, accommodative anomalies and oculomotor dysfunctions! See a functional optometrist for an appropriate diagnosis and therapy. Go to http://www.covd.org or if you live in Chicago go to http://www.LyonsFamilyEyeCare.com DM

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