Children’s Gerard Gioia, PhD, Participates in Concussion Chat with NFL, CDC
Monday, March 25, 2013
As a part of Brain Injury Awareness month, Children’s National Health System’s Gerard Gioia, PhD, director of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, NFL Health and Safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA Football, and the National Parent Teacher Association all teamed up to discuss concussion safety this afternoon.
Using the twitter hashtag #braininjury, these groups along with several other specialists discussed how to spot a concussion, when it’s okay for a child to return to school, when to return to sports, and safety strategies to reduce the risk of concussions.
“The chat went very well with excellent questions from the participants and I hope it further get the balanced message out o youth concussion to families, coaches, schools, and medical providers,” said Gioia.
To check out the chat,go to Storify
About the Expert
Gerard GioiaDivision Chief, Neuropsychology
Gerard Gioia, PhD, is the Division Chief of Neuropsychology and the director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program at Children's National. He treats persons and families with brain injuries with dual areas of interest in disorders involving the executive functions and pediatric concussion/ mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).