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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