WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Children and adolescents are among those at greatest risk for concussion. The potential for a concussion is greatest during activities where collisions can occur.
HOW CAN I RECOGNIZE A CONCUSSION?
- Any kind of forceful blow to the head or to the body that results in the head moving back and forth
- Any change in the student’s behavior, thinking, or physical functioning.
Any injury to the head needs to be evaluated by a physician.
Please see below for more information on Concussions
Concussions in Sports
Concussion Fact Sheet - English
Concussion Fact Sheet - Spanish