Informal Screening

Before completing a formal assessment, you can ask a few questions for a quick assessment. With limited time, these are questions you are able to ask quickly. If you know or suspect that someone has sustained a brain injury, use the following questions to determine if additional assistance is needed:  

  1. Was your head hit?  
  2. Were you choked, suffocated, shaken, or strangled?  
  3. Did you lose consciousness or feel dazed or confused?  
  4. Are you having trouble concentrating, organizing or remembering things?  
  5. Are you experiencing emotional changes such as irritability, sadness, or lack of motivation?  
  6. Are you experiencing headaches, vision, and/or hearing problems or loss of balance?