Why Get Schooled on Concussions?

  • Because students will still get concussions, even in this time of COVID-19
  • Because educators will still need to help students recover from their concussion, even when educators are stretched to the max with COVID-19 plans
  • Because providing immediate, flexible and relevant academic support for a student struggling at school (from any medical or psychological condition, including concussion) is what we already do (so well!) for so many students, in all of our schools
  • Because Return to Learn must be School-Based and School-Directed and can easily fall under the protections of the existing educational framework known as Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Because concussions don’t just happen to student-athletes, concussions happen to everyday students
  • Because all students must return to learn, even if they do not return to sports
  • Because all students must return to school and learn even if parents choose not to have the concussion treated by a healthcare provider
  • Because schools have always been and must always be places of support and success, no matter what!

That is why we wrote Get Schooled On Concussions for you, the Educator!

In order for students with concussion to get immediate and flexible support at school, classroom teachers need to be our First Responders for RTL. Much like a public health model where early and widespread identification, education and support occurs at the Universal/Primary Level, yielding an 80 to 90% intervention and prevention rate, RTL in the classroom setting will help our students feel better symptomatically so they can grow academically.

The existing educational framework of Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) is the natural way for schools to support students with concussion.  Applying concussion to MTSS and/or RTI allows educational settings to become empowered and independent in managing RTL for concussion – leading to:

  • decreased reliance upon healthcare providers (that may or may not be involved per the family’s choice)
  • quick and flexible adjustments in the classroom (Tier 1)
  • a built-in safety net for longer or more involved academic support (via Tier 2 supports)
  • capacity building and long-term sustainability of RTL policy and procedures in schools

Our Mission:

  • Our mission is to help you develop a School-Based and School- Directed Return to Learn protocol for your school/district that aligns with the existing education framework already in place at your school known as “Multi-Tiered System of Support MTSS” or “Response to Intervention RTI”
  • Our mission is to empower teachers to take control over how Return to Learn (RTL) following a concussion is handled (primarily) in their general education classrooms. School is the educator’s domain; no one knows the classroom better than you!
  • #RTLB4RTP – Return to Learn applies to all students regardless of how they receive their concussion. All students return to learn even if they do not return to play.

Return to Learn before Return to Play

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