Students May Need a Break From School After Concussion

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aap[Source: Medical News Today]

A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that student athletes who have suffered concussion following head injury may need to take a break from academic learning.

In a report released at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL, the authors say that children and adolescents with concussion may need more time to adjust to learning following injury, and that returning to academics could “worsen” concussion symptoms.

The AAP say they based their report on expert opinion and an adaption of a concussion management program developed at the Center for Concussion at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO.

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