Teachers are in the best position to observe how a student copes with the demands of school after concussion. You are also in the best position to share and compare information with parents about the student’s progress and potential challenges.
Interview with Lizzie Hill
Lizzie Hill is a young woman living with traumatic brain injury. In these videos she explains how accommodations helped her to be successful in school. She shares tips about the types of accommodations that she used and how she accessed them.
Why are school accommodations important?
What accommodations help the most?
How do you ask for accommodations?
What should teachers know about concussion?
- American Academy of Pediatrics - Returning to Learning Following a Concussion
- An Educators Guide to Concussion in the Classroom (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
- CDC - Returning to School After a Concussion: A Fact Sheet for School Professionals
- CDC - Helping Students Recover from a Concussion: Classroom Tips for Teachers
- CDC - Concussion Fact Sheet for School Professionals
- Concussion in the Classroom
- Get Schooled on Concussions - Return to Learn
- National Association of School Psychologists – Return to Learning: Going Back to School Following a Concussion
- REAP Concussion Management Program (Available in English and Spanish.)