Children’s head of the Safe Concussion Outcome and Recovery Education (SCORE) Program, Gerard Gioia, explained his motto to the Washington Post: when it comes head injuries – “when in doubt, sit them out.”
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The term mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is used interchangeably with the term concussion.
Children’s National Health System praised the new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, which urges a number of steps to fill existing knowledge gaps and to change the culture of youth sports regarding concussions.
In a compelling study, Children’s National Health System researchers found that as many as 88 percent of high school, middle school, and elementary school students who sustained concussions, had academic problems within four weeks of sustaining the injury.
Neuropsychologist Gerard Gioia, PhD, spoke with the New York Times about a recent study on limiting rest after concussions.