ScienceDaily (2011-02-03) — A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to a new study. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma.
Sideline test accurately detects athletes’ concussions in minutes, study shows
By Stephanie Sarkis|2016-10-05T06:45:50-04:00February 4th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research, Sports|Tags: assessment, athletes, brain, brain injury, brain trauma, concussion, King-Devick, Penn, Research, sports|Comments Off on Sideline test accurately detects athletes’ concussions in minutes, study shows
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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.