UP Trainer testing for concussions on the sideline

“They’re willing to accept a more quantitative test, as opposed to me just saying their balance is off, their speech is off—all the things I could say,” Dorothy Jamison,...
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Concussions, News, Youth Athletes

Promising news on the concussion front

In another development, one that is especially encouraging for youth sports leagues that can’t afford to have medical personnel on the sidelines for every game, the Mayo Clinic has...
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Concussions, News, Youth Athletes

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