Utility of the ImPACT test with deaf adolescents

Jennifer Reesman, Jill Pineda, Jenny Carver, Patrick J. Brice, T. Andrew Zabel, Philip Schatz

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Objective: The goals of the study included empirical examination of the utility of the Immediate and Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) test with adolescents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and to investigate patterns of performance at baseline that may arise in the assessment of this population. Baseline assessment of student-athletes has been conducted on a widespread scale with focus on performance of typically developing student-athletes and some clinical groups, though to date no studies have examined adolescents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Method: Retrospective and de-identified ImPACT baseline test used with deaf and hard-of-hearing high-school student-athletes (N = 143; 66% male, mean age = 16.11) was examined. Results: Review indicated significant differences in some composite scores between the deaf and hard-of-hearing group and hearing normative comparisons. A possible marker of task misunderstanding was identified to occur more frequently within the deaf and hard-of-hearing sample (13% in deaf sample vs.31% in hearing sample). Conclusions: Results may provide support for the consideration and use of additional measures to ensure comprehension of task demands when considering this tool for use with deaf and hard-of-hearing adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-327
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2016

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Keywords

  • baseline assessment
  • computerized assessment
  • deaf
  • hearing loss

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Utility of the ImPACT test with deaf adolescents. / Reesman, Jennifer; Pineda, Jill; Carver, Jenny; Brice, Patrick J.; Andrew Zabel, T.; Schatz, Philip.

In: Clinical Neuropsychologist, Vol. 30, No. 2, 17.02.2016, p. 318-327.

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Reesman, J, Pineda, J, Carver, J, Brice, PJ, Andrew Zabel, T & Schatz, P 2016, 'Utility of the ImPACT test with deaf adolescents' Clinical Neuropsychologist, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 318-327. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2016.1142613
Reesman J, Pineda J, Carver J, Brice PJ, Andrew Zabel T, Schatz P. Utility of the ImPACT test with deaf adolescents. Clinical Neuropsychologist. 2016 Feb 17;30(2):318-327. Available from, DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2016.1142613

Reesman, Jennifer; Pineda, Jill; Carver, Jenny; Brice, Patrick J.; Andrew Zabel, T.; Schatz, Philip / Utility of the ImPACT test with deaf adolescents.

In: Clinical Neuropsychologist, Vol. 30, No. 2, 17.02.2016, p. 318-327.

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