Finally Addressing Adcademic Concerns of Concussions

This one is a very good seminar for anyone who deals with school aged children and once again it is free.  This event will be put on by the CDC and the most poignant part is the academic and return to school concerns when dealing with the brain injury known as concussion.  It has been my opinion that not only have the parents and schools underplayed the seriousness of returning to school with a brain injury, the medical community has been behind as well.  Brain health will need to be though of as physical health going forward.  Not only is stressing the cognitive parts of the brain while injured a problem, the most overlooked portion of school is something Don Brady has been the champion of, the emotional wellness of the brain/individual.

Get yourself registered, set a reminder on your phone (just tell Siri) and take notes; parents especially.


CDC Heads Up to Schools Webinar for Schools Professionals

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST.

Click below to register for a FREE CDC webinar on concussion in schools (K-12):

This webinar will help you:  

  • Learn the signs, symptoms and effects of a concussion on students K-12.
  • Know how to prevent and respond to concussions in school.
  • Explore school-wide approaches to addressing concussion.
  • Learn ways to support individual students returning to school after a concussion.

Invited presenters include:


Julie Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D.

B.R.A.I.N. Program Coordinator

Children’s Health Care of Atlanta


Karen McAvoy, Psy.D

Director of the R.E.A.P Program

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children


CDC is dedicated to improving the lives of Americans and keeping them safe from injury. Through the Heads Up program, CDC provides information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to concussion, and more serious brain injuries.

For more information, visit

6 thoughts on “Finally Addressing Adcademic Concerns of Concussions

  1. A Concerned Mom August 3, 2012 / 08:59

    Thank you for posting this – as you know, it is my belief that a failure to adequately address return to school issues played a role in how long my son’s symptoms lasted.

  2. Educator Mom August 3, 2012 / 13:47

    It has been a sad thing that “return to academics” has not been addressed in the way that “return to play” has been. The schools are not adequately trained and prepared for these students returning to school. Like A Concerned Mom I believe that the school’s approach to my son’s academic life has exacerbated his symptoms and his stress level. As a teacher, I have seen symptomatic students in my classroom and I could hardly restrain myself from personally sending these kids home. I am hoping to set aside the time to view this webinar and I am really hoping that they emphasize the seriousness of this issue and don’t take the half-hearted approach that I have become so familiar with.

  3. Tracey Mayer August 3, 2012 / 18:35

    Thanks for posting, Dustin. I’ve forwarded it to everyone I know in our school district.

    Applause to Dr. Brady for all of his attention to this subject matter.

    • 1– Thanks, Ms. Mayer… my wife, Flo, though is the ‘quiet’ contributor to the 2 NASP published SRC articles…including the importance of return to school issues.

      2—Clearly parents need to be much better educated re the sport participation and possibility of a child sustaining a concussion…so they are not addressing concussion concerns ‘after their youth suffers a subtle, yet debilitating SRC…’ that may adversely effect physical, cognitive and/or emotional aspects of their child and the subsequent negative impact this brain injury has on the family system.

      • Tracey Mayer August 4, 2012 / 17:03

        You are absolutely right, Dr. Brady.Many thanks to you AND Flo for your dedication and perseverence. The impact of your work has been felt by many, and I am certain many more to come.

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