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Seeing Stars

Concussion questionaireToo many kids do permanent damage to themselves through school sports with hidden concussions leading the list. In fact, a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control showed that brain injuries have increased by two-thirds between 2001 and 2009. Pearson’s Concussion Vital Signs can help staff distinguish between a headache and a more serious problem. The program starts with a pre-activity interview for a baseline of cognitive activities and includes post injury assessment, follow-up and help deciding whether the student can continue to participate in school sports. The test can be administered with any of Apple’s iOS devices, a Blackberry or Android device and Pearson will set up a school-specific Webinar on the dangers of hidden concussions. It costs $5 per student.

 

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