‘Return-to-Learn’ post-concussion training for OC schools coming in August

Each year, thousands of children sustain concussions, and the path to recovery doesn’t always end after the initial treatment.

For students returning to school after a traumatic brain injury, the experience of learning and engaging in academic activities that require concentration may actually cause concussion symptoms to reappear – or worsen.

concussion training flyerTo help schools learn more and develop their own return-to-school plans, the Orange County Department of Education’s Center for Healthy Kids and Schools and its community sports medicine partners will host the “Return-to-Learn After Concussion” conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the Orange County Medical Association Building in Irvine.

The event will feature renowned expert Brenda Eagan Brown, the statewide program coordinator for the Pennsylvania’s BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents, and Students) Brain Injury School Re-Entry Consulting Program, and will include the latest information and practical approaches to the CIF’s new “Return to Learn” concussion protocol. Athletic trainers, administrators, counselors, nurses and school health partners are encouraged to attend.

You can find more information and register for the conference here, or click to enlarge the flier above. The cost is $95 per person or $159 for a school team of three to four participants.