Concussion Resources

Research demonstrates that a concussion can have a significant impact on a student – cognitively, physically, emotionally, and socially. A concussion may be caused by a blow to the head, face or neck that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull. A concussion can occur even if there has been no loss of consciousness. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of concussion and knowledge of how to properly manage a diagnosed concussion is critical in a student's recovery and is essential in helping to prevent the student from returning to learning or physical activities too soon, risking further complications.

If an individual suffers a second concussion before he or she is free from symptoms sustained from the first concussion, it may lead to “Second Impact Syndrome.” “Second Impact Syndrome” is a rare condition that causes rapid and severe brain swelling and possibly death.

Please review the parent and student responsibilities described in Administrative Procedure 314: Concussions as well as the supporting documentation provided below.

 

Administrative Procedure 314: Concussions

Concussion Guidelines for the Athlete

Concussion Guidelines for Coaches & Trainers

Concussion Guidelines for Teachers

Concussion Guidelines for Parents & Caregivers

A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Concussions

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

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