Concussion

Head Injuries and Concussions

A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion may result from a direct blow or indirect blow to the head or a jolt of the head from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. The potential for a concussion is greatest during activities where collisions may occur: during sports activities, physical education class, or playground time. Concussions may be life-altering or life-threatening if not treated correctly or aggressively. The Needham Public Schools (NPS) seeks to prevent concussions and provide a safe return to academics, physical activity, and athletics, for all students after a head injury.


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Concussion information for parents and guardians 


http://https//sportssafety.org/concussions/
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