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CDC Releases New Fact Sheet on Pediatric TBIs

Document emphasizes team approach to recovery


 
 

| Tuesday, February 21, 2012


A new CDC fact sheet, Returning to School After a Concussion: A Fact Sheet for School Professionals, provides steps that school professionals can take to help facilitate a student’s return to school and recovery after a concussion. It emphasizes the importance of a collaborative approach by a team that includes not only school professionals, but also the student’s family and the health care professional(s) managing the medical aspects of the student’s recovery.

Each year hundreds of thousands of K-12 students sustain a concussion as a result of a fall, motor-vehicle crash, collision on the playground or sports field, or other activity. Most will recover quickly and fully. However, school professionals will often be challenged with helping return a student to school who may still be experiencing concussion symptoms—symptoms that can result in learning problems and poor academic performance. Knowledge of a concussion’s potential effects on a student, and appropriate management of the return-to-school process, is critical for helping students recover from a concussion.

To learn more, download the new CDC fact sheet at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/schools.html.

External Expert Reviewers/Contributors for “Returning to School After a Concussion: A Fact Sheet for School Professionals”: Susan Davies, MD; Gerry Gioia, PhD; Wayne Gordon, PhD; Mark Halstead, MD; Karen McAvoy, PsyD; and Eric Rossen PsyD.

 




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