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LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Recommends Young Athletes Create a Cognitive Skills Baseline

LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Recommends Young Athletes Create a Cognitive Skills Baseline

April is Youth Sports Safety Month

LearningRx – Brain Training – One-on-One Brain Training Company Recommends Young Athletes Create a Cognitive Skills Baseline

April is Youth Sports Safety Month and one-on-one brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is recommending that parents take their young athletes in for a brain skills assessment in order to create their own cognitive skills baseline.

“A cognitive skills baseline will provide a measurement of the core brain skills we use to think, learn, remember and read,” explains LearningRx Chief Research Officer Tanya Mitchell. “These include visual and auditory processing, memory, processing speed, attention and logic & reasoning. If an athlete later receives a concussion, we can once again measure their brain skills to see if any have been weakened by the injury.”

According to Mitchell, many parents incorrectly believe that the best predictor of post-injury severity and neurocognitive deficits is loss of consciousness. In reality, on-the-field amnesia is the most predictive symptom, and loss of consciousness occurs in fewer than 10% of concussions. Parents should watch for the following general concussion symptoms:

  • headache
  • confusion or mood/behavior changes
  • lightheadedness or dizziness
  • blurred vision or tired eyes
  • memory loss
  • ringing in the ears
  • bad taste in the mouth
  • convulsions or seizures
  • numbness or poor coordination in limbs
  • fatigue or lethargy
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • trouble with concentration, attention or thinking

To learn more, visit www.stopsportsinjuries.org.

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