Fact sheet provides guidance on students returning to school after a concussion

February 28, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new fact sheet to assist school staff members helping students with concussions transition back to school safely. “Returning to School After a Concussion: A Fact Sheet for School Professionals” provides steps that school professionals can take to help assist a student’s return to school after recovery from a concussion. The importance of a collaborative approach by a team that includes school professionals, the student’s family and the health care professionals is emphasized in the fact sheet.

This fact sheet is the latest edition to resources offered by the CDC through its “Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs” initiative. Materials developed through the initiative are for professionals working with children in grades kindergarten through high school to help identify and respond to concussions in a variety of school settings.

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