The Hartford School District has implemented an innovative program for our student-athletes. This program will assist our team physicians/athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussion). In order to better manage concussions sustained by our student-athletes, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country to successfully diagnose and manage concussions. If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, ImPACT is used to help determine the severity of head injury and when the injury has fully healed.
In addition to the testing, we also have a very specific policy and protocol for dealing with athletes who have sustained a head injury. Please read through the attached documents for more information.
Letter to Parents re: Impact testing
HSD Return to Play Policy/Protocol
Gradual Return to Play Steps
Parent's Fact Sheet
Athlete's Fact Sheet
Parent's Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Athlete's Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Article on Adolescent Concussions