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King-Devick Test

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
The King-Devick test is a tool used in concussion baseline and post injury sideline assessment.
King-Devick Test

The King-Devick test is a tool used in concussion baseline and post injury sideline assessment. The test measures saccades, a type of eye movement where both eyes jump quickly from point to point, or in the case of the King-Devick test, number to number. These functions are  sometimes impaired after a concussion.1

In addition to saccadic eye movement, the King-Devick test measures:

  • Visual Processing
  • Concentration
  • Attention
  • Speech
  • Language

The King-Devick test consists of a series of number charts which are read aloud by the test taker and timed by an instructor. The test requires rapid eye movement, language processing, and ability to focus.

If you or your organization would like to utilize the King-Devick test as a sideline screening tool for concussion, go to www.kingdevicktest.com.

 

1 Howitt S, Brommer R, Fowler J, Gerwing L, Payne J, DeGraauw C. The utility of the King-Devick test as a sideline assessment tool for sport-related concussions: a narrative review. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2016;60(4):322-329.

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