How do the experts at Children's Hospital Colorado diagnose a concussion?
As part of the Concussion Program at Children’s Colorado, evaluation of a child with a suspected concussion may include:
- Medical and neurological examinations
- Consultations to help with decisions about when an athlete should return to play sports
- Neuropsychological evaluations to assess thinking areas potentially affected by concussion (e.g. attention and memory)
If your child is diagnosed with a concussion, we’ll help develop a treatment plan to deal with school issues, support recovery and manage changes in behavior or adjustment. Experts from our Concussion Program will also provide referrals to specialists in education, rehabilitation, behavioral health, therapy and other medical areas when needed.
Learn more about the neuropsychological assessment used to test for concussion.