Methods of Formal Neurocognitive Assessment of Concussion

  • Nathan E. Kegel
  • Mark R. Lovell


Pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, is frequently associated with neuropsychological impairments that can adversely affect cognitive, academic, behavioral, and interpersonal functioning. This chapter reviews methods of formal assessment of pediatric concussion, with an emphasis on neuropsychological and neurocognitive assessment. Critical research related to neurocognitive assessment of pediatric concussion is reviewed and implications of research findings are discussed. Recent advances in the assessment of pediatric concussion are presented, including the use of computerized neurocognitive assessment.


Traumatic Brain Injury Executive Functioning Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Neuropsychological Assessment Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sports Medicine Concussion ProgramUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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