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Concussions sideline Greely soccer player | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Concussions sideline Greely soccer player  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A debilitating series of concussions made Sam Porter, an all-state soccer player from Cumberland, give up on his collegiate dreams. But he found ways to stay in the game – and another way to win.
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Concussions and the Classroom

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The American Academy of Pediatrics on Sunday released new recommendations regarding students who return to school following a concussion.
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ImPACT Concussion Tests Found to Be Unreliable at Times

ImPACT Concussion Tests Found to Be Unreliable at Times | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This variance suggests that the tests should only be used as one component of a multi-faceted approach to determining when a student-athlete is ready to return after sustaining a concussion.
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Research-Based Practice: Return to Learning: Going Back to School Following a Concussion

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Our school's nurse, Erica Sarapas, shared this article with us from the National Association of School Psychologists.  It's a very useful overview of how concussions affect students and what we need to be aware of when supporting students who are recovering from them.

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Brenda Elliott's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:45 AM

we need to support, educate, and stress that symptoms ( cognitive, physcial, emotional) are your key to knowing when you can progress - and not minimize them.

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Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study – WebMD

"Players who did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter." A study points to an association between football, specifically, rather than other sports, and traumatic brain injury.

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High Schools Struggle To Tackle Safety On The Football Field

High Schools Struggle To Tackle Safety On The Football Field | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Some schools are trying to change how teams play and practice — but they have a long way to go.
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New Youth-Football Safety-Advisory Committee Meets for First Time

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A new advisory committee focused on youth-football safety convened for the first time today at the headquarters of the National Football League in New York City.
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Greater awareness of the dangers of concussions is clearly the inspiration for this--now if we could just get other sports to work on prevention, too.

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