Being in the know about concussion symptoms and the dangers of brain injury are key to ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment.
In addition to providing expert care, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT also offers ongoing education and concussion awareness programs. We have provided comprehensive baseline testing combined with targeted education sessions for local schools, club and professional teams.
Educational sessions are individually targeted for: student athletes, school counselors, school nurses, parents and teachers.
Official UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT concussion education certification training program is available for coaches and athletic trainers and will help coaches keep athletes safe if a concussion is suspected.
UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT, in partnership with UCLA’s Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC), offers concussion awareness programs for students, athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and athletic trainers. These include:
UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT, in partnership with UCLA’s Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC), offers K-12 youth education programs in neuroscience. These courses taught by UCLA Neuroscientists teach teenagers about the ongoing changes in their developing brains and how these changes affect decision-making. These sessions also cover brain injury and concussions while addressing the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Courses include:
Before the start of a sports season, players on school sports teams that partner with UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT undergo baseline testing to assess brain function, including:
There are a number of assessment tools that can be used for pre-season sport baseline testing. UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program utilizes a multimodal, comprehensive approach that includes: full neurological physical examination, a balance test, computerized neuropsychological testing ImPACT and neuropsychological testing if needed.
Getting baseline tested is very important and should be considered for contact and high-risk sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse and hockey. In most cases, baseline testing is a part of the school’s pre-participation physical examination. Should an athlete incur a suspected concussion during a sports season, doctors can compare this pre-season baseline information to post-injury test results to determine if there has been a significant change due to a concussion and to guide recommendations for rapid recovery. Baseline testing with is offered through the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT clinic, contact us for more information.
For more information about preseason baseline testing, please contact: