Baseline testing should be given by a health professional. You may find a health professional certified in this testing at a children’s hospital or a doctor’s or trainer’s office. The post-injury test, evaluation and return-to-play approval should also be given by a health professional.
One baseline test that comes recommended is SCAT3 (Sports Concussion Assessment Tool). This test doesn’t need a computer and takes 10-15 minutes. It should be administered by health-care professionals. Coaches should ask if the trainer giving the test or evaluating a post-injury test is certified in SCAT.