Gerard Gioia, PhD, Director of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program at Children's National, talks about concussion risks in sports with NPR.
"We have to make sure that all sports that kids are involved in are understood in terms of the risks — that we are educating and preparing the coaches and the parents and the kids around those risks," he said.
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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.