Students that want to participate in a sport at Novato High School are required to take the Impact Concussion Test. We will offer only a few times at a time until each time slot fills up.
It is best for your student-athlete to understand the format of the ImPACT test prior to taking it in an effort to avoid a potential invalid test result, which would require the student-athlete to retake the test to acquire a valid baseline result. Below is a link for the student-athlete (and parents if you would like) to listen to what the ImPACT test is all about. You are strongly encouraged to watch the video before you schedule your appointment. It is important that the student-athlete take the actual test seriously and is able to give an accurate baseline result. An abnormal or inaccurate baseline test or refusal to take a baseline test will not give a true assessment of the student-athletes neuro-cognitive functions. This could significantly slow down the student-athletes return to learning and return to play protocols, as treatment must be managed more conservatively.
Here is the link to check out the ImPACT test:
We wish to stress that the ImPACT testing procedures are non-invasive and pose no known risks to your student-athlete. We are excited to implement this program because it provides us the best available information for managing concussions.
Please wear a mask & meet in front of the main gym.