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Concussions Are Serious

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

Medical providers may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious.

If you have been told your child has a concussion, it is important to give the nurse or guidance counselor paperwork from the healthcare provider diagnosing a TBI or concussion.  Academic and physical accomodations can be put in place to help your child during his or her recovery.  


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