How a Boy’s Concussion Death Changed British Sports

There, the Howe of Fife Rugby Club has gone further than what the Scotland protocols call for. It has introduced the King-Devick test, an exam given to players to...
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Concussions, News, Rugby, Youth Athletes

Sideline test takes guesswork out of concussion diagnosis

“For us, the test is quick and objective, and players who might otherwise hide symptoms cannot hide a failed King-Devick test score,” says Kaki Schmidt, hockey parent and Safety/Concussion...
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Concussions, Hockey, News, Youth Athletes

Video Icon Youth football works to prevent, diagnose concussions

The King-Devick test was developed by an optometrist in the Chicago area in the 1970’S and was originally designed to diagnose reading problems with students. But in recent years...
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Concussions, News, Video, Youth Athletes

Yale joins MHSAA concussion testing pilot program

“We are excited to be a part of this,” Yale Athletic Director Maureen Klocke said. “We have had our share of injuries like everyone else. Players are bigger, stronger...
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Concussions, High School, News, Youth Athletes

Video Icon High schools confront athlete concussions

Tests administered on the sidelines, such as the King-Devick and the Standardized Assessment of Concussions (SAC), require athletes to quickly read numbers or words, or to recall words. Athletes...
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Concussions, News, Video, Youth Athletes

Reston Hockey Club Targets Concussion Prevention

Injury liaisons such as Shaman do not need medical training to perform a series of simple assessments to check if a player may be suffering a concussion, Schmidt said....
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Concussions, Hockey, News, Youth Athletes

Concussion Awareness Impacting Youth Levels

Chasan’s team has provided the league with the King-Devick Test, a reading assessment tool that they’ve taught the coaches to use. Essentially, the King-Devick tool allows the coaches to...
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Concussions, News, Youth Athletes