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Staci Krape, MEd, ATC, and Lauren Ziady, PhD

Stacy Krape teaches science, health, and physical education at Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware. Lauren Ziady is Sanford School’s Upper School Guidance Counselor and Learning Services Coordinator.

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It’s a Hard-Knock Life: Taking Concussions Seriously

Posted by Staci Krape, MEd, ATC, and Lauren Ziady, PhD on March 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM

From the big screen, to NFL fields, to high school gymnasiums across the country, the buzz about concussions is getting louder. Just as our awareness is increasing, our tools for evaluation are improving. So is our understanding of why it’s important to give students the time they need to fully recover. Their futures depend on it!

Concussion rates represent a high proportion of all injuries sustained by athletes. In the United States, an estimated 3.8 million concussions occur each year as a result of sport and physical activity.

Schools, parents, and physicians want to work together to keep students safe while they play hard and have fun. That’s why there is greater emphasis on information and prevention, knowing each student’s baseline, and responding swiftly and cautiously when concussions occur. Here are some best practices to consider.

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Topics: Athletics, Health & Wellness