TOOL 1.1: Pediatric Concussion Care: The Role of School Boards, Community Sports Organizations, and Centres
Pediatric concussion care for School boards, community sports organizations, and centres must ensure updated policies are in place to recognize and accommodate a child/adolescent who has sustained a concussion.
Publicize these policies widely among schools, staff, and sports organizations
- Schools and their staff should be ready to promote the child/adolescent’s safe and effective return-to-school.
- Immediate removal from play/activity is the first step in mitigating prolonged recovery.
- Allow the child/adolescent:
- Enough time away from school and sport to begin cognitive recover
- Accommodations to support cognitive deficits such as additional time for homework and/or exams during recovery
Links to toolkits that are useful for developing school board concussion policies:
Pan-Canadian School Concussion Protocol Template: Concussion Protocol Harmonization Project
Links to tools that are useful for informing school policies:
An Educator’s Guide to Concussions in the Classroom, 2nd Edition: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.
SCHOOLFirst Handbook: Enabling successful return to school for Canadian youth following a concussion (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital)