ImPact Concussion Program

Thanks to our relationship with Towson Sports Medicine, Maryvale Preparatory School has implemented a concussion evaluation and management protocol system for our student athletes. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a simple, non-invasive program that helps healthcare professionals properly manage concussions in all levels of sport.

The ImPact test calculates patient symptom score, reaction time, visual and verbal memory composites.  The key to successful concussion management is pre-injury baseline testing.  It is required that all student athletes 12 ½ years and older complete the baseline screening prior to the start of their competitive season. By implementing this test, the athletic trainers and physicians at Towson Sports Medicine will be better equipped to manage concussions on an individual basis.

In order for our athletes to be tested, the attached Concussion Information Sheet and Consent Form must be signed and returned to Terri Moeser, Athletics Director. For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/concussion or www.impacttest.com.

The testing dates for incoming freshman and new students will be the week of August 19th through the 23rd from 1:00-3:00 p.m. each day in the computer lab of Rodriguez Center. The ImPACT test will take approximately 20-30 minutes and will be administered by Stephanie McKeever MS, ATC, PES, Maryvale’s athletic trainer.

In order for your daughter(s) to be tested both the Acknowledgement and Authorization Form and the Concussion Information Sheet must be signed and returned to Stephanie McKeever or Terri Moeser by August 19. Please contact Stephanie at 410-828-4876 with any questions.