What to look for

If your student has been diagnosed with a concussion, or you suspect a student may have a concussion, watch for these signs and symptoms. Every student is unique. Every concussion is different. Your student may have some or all of these symptoms. Check in regularly with your student and the Concussion Management Team.

Signs

What you may see
PHYSICAL

  • Moves clumsily (altered coordination)
  • Exhibits balance problems
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)

COGNITIVE

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Seems confused
  • Forgets class schedule or assignments
  • Responds slowly to questions
  • Repeats questions
  • Forgets events prior to hit or fall
  • Forgets events after the hit or fall

EMOTIONAL

  • Shows changes in mood, behavior, or personality

Symptoms

What your student may be feeling
PHYSICAL

  • Headache or pressure in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Double vision, blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish, fatigued, or groggy
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling

COGNITIVE

  • Problems concentrating
  • Problems remembering
  • Foggy or hazy feeling

EMOTIONAL

  • Just not feeling right or feeling down

SLEEP PROBLEMS

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Sleeping less than usual