Important considerations for student athletes, post concussion. Note the blogger’s emphasis on “student” before “athlete”.
Two important groups released information about concussions and youth recently. The Institute of Medicine recently released its Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture, addressing concussions for the youth (obviously by the title). This was on the heels of the American Academy of Pediatrics release of their second report on concussions, addressing the return-to-learn aspect. I offered some opinions on both of the reports via Twitter, but was really underwhelmed by the information in both documents. It seems to me that even though the car is pointed in the right direction the gas pedal is being confused with the brake pedal. At best I feel the community is driving though the rear-view mirror.
A loyal follower and some time contributor, Dorothy Bedford, a self-described “parent activist in concussion education, awareness and advocacy, and newly retired school board member in Princeton NJ,” has penned the following post regarding…
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