Whether it’s the football field, the basketball court, the hockey rink, or any other arena, sports-related concussions continue to be a focus of concern for athletes, coaches, and parents.
Just as an athlete needs to rest his or her body after an injury, he or she also must rest the brain after a concussion. This may include modifying academic activities or staying home from school completely.
If your child is diagnosed with a concussion, there are instructional strategies teachers or school administrators can put in place to assist in his or her recovery.
A health care provider trained in diagnosing and treating concussions can help prescribe these strategies. This can be your primary care physician or a concussion specialist such as those at Fairfax Family Practice Comprehensive Concussion Clinic.
For more information on returning to school after a concussion, please check out the American Academy of Pediatrics's Return to Learn statement.