Dr. Gad Klein, Neuropsychologist And Co-Director Of The Long Island Concussion Center At Neurological Surgery, P.C., Was Interviewed For A Segment About Concussions In Youth Sports For WBAB (102.3 FM) And WBLI (106.1 FM) Radio.
Dr. Klein’s interview is scheduled to air on March 4th at 6:30 a.m.
Concussion in youth sports is a serious issue, as young athletes’ brains are more susceptible to injuries. These injuries can become more serious as players suffer repeated incidents. Dr. Klein cites some of the most common symptoms of concussion: headaches, cognitive difficulty, fatigue and mood change.
Dr. Klein uses a range of tools including neuropsychological testing to assist in determining whether young athletes are ready to return to play and to evaluate their cognitive and academic abilities before and after returning to school. Among these methods is the new ImPACT Concussion System, a computerized test developed at the University of Pittsburgh, which evaluates concussion victims’ cognitive abilities. Both Dr. Klein and Dr. Joseph Moreira, co-director of the center, are ImPACT certified, and able to properly interpret ImPACT results and help athletics officials determine the safest post-concussion plan for each student.
Visit the Concussion Center at http://longislandconcussion.com/