A concussion is a brain injury, and you do not have to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with a concussion. Concussion and Post-concussion Syndrome (a.k.a. Post-concussive Syndrome), can negatively impact a student’s overall physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning and well-being. Student athletes who have sustained a concussion, or who have been diagnosed with Post-concussion Syndrome, report a variety of challenging symptoms that may last a couple of weeks to several months or longer. Some of these symptoms include:
- Difficulty with memory and thinking clearly
- Problem concentrating
- Difficulty with problem solving and paying attention
- Constant head pain or feeling pressure in head
- Feeling sluggish or “in a fog”
- Balance problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Sensitivity to noise or artificial light
- Unprovoked emotional outbursts, sadness, irritability, nervousness
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Vision challenges
It is not uncommon while recovering from a concussion or Post-concussion Syndrome to have difficulty maintaining academic success, engaging in social activities, or interacting with family members and friends.
Aspire Place Sports Concussion Recovery Management Program (SCRMP)©, is a one of a kind program that assists student athletes and their family members, athletic coaches and their medical staff, teachers and other academic support services throughout the student’s concussion and Post-concussion Syndrome recovery process.
ASPIRE PLACE KNOWS:
- What potential Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive challenges can occur after sustaining a concussion or being diagnosed with Post-concussion Syndrome.
- How frustrating it can be when trying to cope with the perplexing symptoms and behaviors that accompany concussion and Post–concussion Syndrome, and how to more effectively deal with that frustration and anxiety.
- How to implement effective personalized daily living strategies that support the student athlete throughout the concussion recovery process.
- How to support family members who are often times trying to gain a clear understanding of how they can best help their son/daughter during this challenging recovery process.
- How to collaborate with academic staff during the recovery process to ensure that the student athlete is receiving the appropriate support he/she needs to continue meeting academic requirements once he/she is medically cleared to return to classes.
Contact Aspire Place today to discuss how our Sports Concussion Recovery Management Program (SCRMP) © can support your student athletes who have been diagnosed with Concussion, Post-concussion Syndrome or other brain injury diagnoses.