When concussions trickle into the classroom and “life”, what do we do? Well if you have read this blog long enough I trust that you know the answer. If you have not, or are a true skeptic about the lasting effects of a concussion, most prominently in the classroom of the adolescent individual perhaps you should read this article by Holly Klaft of Jackson Citizen Patriot seen on mlive.com.
Klaft takes a look at a high school athlete that had a couple of concussions, Bennett Thomson;
Bennett’s concussion occurred during a varsity soccer game against Northwest High School in September when he and an opponent both went up for a header. The other player came down on top of Bennett’s head, splitting it open.
Bennett was treated and then went home.
Then the headaches started and he couldn’t focus. Concentrating on schoolwork became difficult. Continue reading