Summary

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries and can have short and long term effects. Knowing the basics is the first step in making sure your student has the best chance of full recovery.

Key Points

  • Concussions aren’t like other physical injuries. You can’t see the healing process from the outside.
  • Concussions can affect students physically, cognitively, and emotionally.
  • Most students recover within 2-4 weeks, although each concussion is unique. Some symptoms can last weeks, months, or even a lifetime.

Now that you know the basics, learn how to respond in ways that will HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED.