When Your Child Suffers A Concussion

CBS Denver

With four kids who have played sports, we’ve had more than our share of concussions in the family. And one thing that was present in each was a problem keeping up with studies in school.

Their coaches wanted them back to play as quickly as possible, but we wanted to make sure that they were good to go in all aspects of daily life, especially school. It seemed like after a head injury, school work was a big problem — sometimes for a day or two — sometimes for a couple of weeks.

And that’s exactly what a new study in the Journal Pediatrics notes: school kids often have problems in school getting their brains to cooperate when it comes to studies. They followed close to 350 children ages 5 to 18 who suffered varying degrees of head injuries. Common among all were symptoms such as problems concentrating, headache, difficulty…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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