Return to Learn Concussion Management

Approximately 70% of students should recover from their concussion within 4 weeks; however, 30% of students may experience a prolonged recovery. Current research demonstrates high levels of cognitive activity (thinking) following concussion may prolong recovery in students. Therefore, it is important for schools to implement appropriate academic adjustments and progress monitoring upon notification of a student’s concussion, to alleviate prolonged concussion recovery. BrainSTEPS created an intervention to assist schools by training Return to Learn Concussion Management Teams (CMTs). Since 2013, over 2,000 Return to Learn CMTs have been trained. These specialized school-based teams are trained to support students returning to the demands of school while promoting recovery for the initial 4-6 weeks post-concussion. For students who do not recover within that timeframe, schools agree to make an online student referral to their local Intermediate Unit BrainSTEPS team at www.brainsteps.net .

Handouts:

Teachers' Desk Reference: Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) 

 

The BrainSTEPS Program - Return to Learn After Concussion: Recommended Protocol

http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/PaTTAN%20Publications/Browse/Single/?id=50abeb288b03329452000006

Videos:

BrainSTEPS: Return to Learn Webinar Series: Students (K-12) with Concussion - Educational Impacts, Symptom Based Accommodations, Return to School Progression

http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=brainsteps_students_k-12_with_concuss

BrainSTEPS: Return to Learn Webinar Series: Students (K-12) with Concussion - Medical Aspects of Students with Concussion

http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=students_k-12_with_concussion_-_medica

BrainSTEPS: Return to Learn Webinar Series: Students (K-12) with Concussion - Vision Issues that Impact Academics and School Day Function

http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=brainsteps_return_to_learn_fall_2014_we

BrainSTEPS: Return to Learn Webinar Series: Students (K-12) with Concussion - Supporting Emotional and Mental Health of Students with Protracted Recovery

http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=brainsteps_return_to_learn_fall_2014_we3

BrainSTEPS: Return to Learn Webinar Series: Students (K-12) with Concussion - Legal Dimensions for Schools

http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=brainsteps_return_to_learn_fall_2014_we1

BrainSTEPS: Return to Learn Webinar Series: Students (K-12) with Concussion - Vestibular/Balance Issues that Impact Academics and School Day Function

http://www.pattan.net/Videos/Browse/Single/?code_name=brainsteps_return_to_learn_fall_2014_we2