Concussion Policy: A Construction Guide for Schools

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Phil Hossler, M.S., A.T.C and Michael Collins, PhD

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This Concussion Policy Guide shows how to develop policy and procedures to safeguard student-athletes who have sustained a concussion. It is based on core principles of: 1) education; 2) identification/protection of the student-athlete; and 3) medical evaluation and return to play guidelines.

Users of this Guide will understand their roles and responsibilities and be provided with tools, samples and forms to create material and procedures to educate and protect student athletes. It helps:

  • Policy makers in school districts or school regions determine how personnel address concussion care and education
  • Concussion committee form and develop a program for material distribution, concussion education and communication
  • Athletic department and staff be a source of concussion education for the student athlete
  • Teachers recognize concussion related changes in the student athlete’s academic performance and provide classroom supports and accommodations
  • Parent(s) of the athlete have information on the effects of concussion and monitor the student’s recovery
  • Athletes recognize the physical, emotional, social and cognitive changes that may occur related to a concussion and to know what to do about them
ISBN# 978-1-931117-57-9
Pages 56 pages, 7 x 8.5, softcover
Year 2010


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