Nobles utilizes ImPACTTM Testing, along with evaluation by a certified brain injury specialist, to help parents, coaches and students make appropriate return-to-activity decisions. Our goal is to eliminate the risk of recurrent or permanent injuries that may have temporary or permanent health risks. All Nobles students, regardless of participation in sports, will be given a baseline test.
ImPACTTM is a brain injury measurement tool for children and teens who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (concussion). Through a series of computerized tests, ImPACTTM identifies subtle changes in brain function, evaluates post-injury condition, and tracks recovery. By comparing baseline (pre-injury) and post-injury test results, ImPACTTM can help determine the extent of damage following a concussion. For more information on ImPACT testing please visit http://www.impacttest.com
The sports medicine staff works in conjunction with the concussion management coordinator and Health Services to ensure each student is cognitively and physically ready to return to any academic or sport activity.
Nobles has an extensive and thorough concussion protocol. This ensures that each student is gradually and safely returned to the classroom first before continuing back to activity. Click here for the Nobles concussion protocol.
Neal McGrath, Ph.D. serves as our certified concussion specialist. He is a well-known neuropsychologist in the Boston area and has more than 25 years of clinical experience. He specializes in the evaluation and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injuries. Dr. McGrath is New England's first Credentialed ImPACT© Consultant.
He is the Clinical Director and founder of Sports Concussion New England, now serving dozens of schools as well as individual student athletes from many high schools, colleges, elementary schools, and youth sports programs in New England.