What is King-Devick Test?
King-Devick Test (commonly referred to as the KD test) is a number naming assessment, created by King-Devick Technologies, that measures eye movements, attention, and language in order to identify deficits.
There is little clinical evidence to support claims of accurate and reliable identification for the specific indication of concussion across a broad age range.
Is King-Devick FDA cleared?
King-Devick Test is not FDA cleared for assessing concussions. Here’s a list of FDA products cleared for assessing head injuries.
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Pros of King-Devick Test:
- Quick administration
- Integrated vision and balance measures (as separate products)
Cons of King-Devick Test:
- No FDA clearance
- No normative data available in the absence of a baseline
- Evaluates only eye movements
- Lack of consistency in studies of reliability and validity