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  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Treatment & Management, Concussion Essentials February 20, 2016
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Lindsey Straus

Limit But Do Not Eliminate Physical and Mental Activity After Concussion, Experts Say

Complete physical and mental rest no longer recommended

Treating young athletes after a concussive event is uniquely challenging, because their brains are still developing, and their recovery is usually slower than that of adults.  While bed rest is not recommended,

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Treatment & Management, Concussion Essentials November 8, 2015
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

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Recovering from Concussion: Teachers Can Help Students With Memory Problems

Cognitive strategies for dealing with a student's post-concussion memory problems

Students with concussions, particularly those who have suffered multiple concussions, often have trouble retaining new information and retrieving information when needed, such as when taking a test or answering a

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in What's New, Treatment & Management, Concussion Essentials November 8, 2015
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Brooke de Lench

Post-Concussion Strategies for the Classroom

Even when a student-athlete has recovered enough from a concussion to return to the classroom (which most experts now say can occur after only a few days at home, and

  Lindsey Straus Lindsey Straus in Treatment & Management, Concussion Essentials May 8, 2015
  • Lindsey Straus

    Author: Lindsey Straus is an award-winning youth sports journalist, practicing attorney, and has been Senior Editor of SmartTeams since its launch as MomsTEAM in August 2000. She can be reached at lbartonstraus@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Lindsey Straus

Return to Play After Concussion Is Step-By-Step Process

Protocol should only commence after concussion symptoms clear and student-athlete is no longer on any academic accommodations

According to the most recent international consensus statement on concussion in sport (1), return to play (RTP) after a child or teen suffers a sport concussion should be a step-by-step, graduated,

  Brooke de Lench Brooke de Lench in Concussion Essentials December 7, 2014
  • Brooke de Lench

    Author: Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher, MomsTEAM.com, Producer of The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer. Follow Brooke on Twitter @brookedelench. Email her at delench@MomsTEAM.com.

  • Brooke de Lench

Concussion Checklist for Parents

Every parent of a child playing contact or collision sports has the right to expect that: A concussion education and safety meeting is held for parents and athletes before every

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