In 2014, Special Olympics New Jersey ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Applications developed the first ever baseline concussion assessment, evaluation and management protocol for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
This assessment, know as ImPACT IDD (Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities) has been adapted to an individual with developmental, speech and language delays. The assessment received FDA approval in 2016.
How It Works
ImPACT IDD uses an iPad to measure different cognitive abilities including memory, pattern recognition and response time in a game format, making it easier to hold the attention of the test taker and allowing for those who are not able to read to ability to take the assessment.
As part of our commitment to providing quality health programs, we offer these assessments regionally throughout the year, completely free-of-charge. An assessment takes less than 15 minutes to compete and is given in a one-to-one ratio with a trained healthcare provider.
View our calendar of events to see when the next available baseline concussion assessment will be in your area.
If you have any questions regarding baseline concussion assessments, contact Katelyn Sheridan at email@example.com.