School Staff – Academic

Youth concussion and brain injury continues to be in the news both in Iowa and Nationally. There is a rising trend to take this as a serious matter with our youth. We have found that concussions are best managed by a Multi-Disciplinary team to optimize recovery. It is imperative that those in a youth’s life know where they belong in array of supports and those teams communicate with each other.

As a member of the “School Staff – Academic Team,” your role is imperative to the youth’s success in recovery as you support managing academic success, overseeing day-to-day activities at school and monitoring cognitive and emotional symptoms. Reducing cognitive demands based on the student’s symptoms will require communication with the multi-disciplinary team for optimal success and to reduce the amount of time spent in recovery. You will be able to support the student in monitoring their symptoms utilizing checklists and academic assessments.