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Two Parent Guides:  When Concussion Symptoms Are Not Going Away:  A Guide for Parents of Children Who Are Five and Under and A Guide for Parents of Children Who Are School-Aged.

Signs, symptoms and danger signs, plus what to look for over time and where/how to seek help for symptoms that aren't going away. Contact us for more information:   Click on each image to download a copy.

When Concussion Symptoms Are Not Going Away: A Guide for Parents Who Are Five and Under                Spanish- When Concussion Symptoms Are Not Going Away                                  When Concussion Symptoms Are Not Going Away:  A Guide For Parents of Children Who are School-aged                Spanish When Concussion Symptoms Are Not Going Away

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Concussion Management Protocol



   Concussion Management Protocol:  Used by primary care providers, but good knowledge for all.





Symptom Tracker   


Symptom Tracker:  Track Symptoms, pain level changes, what provokes and what helps.  Good information to take back to the healthcare provider.  



6 Types of Concussion   


 6 Types of Concussion Infographics and Fact Sheet:  Brain Links developed a useful summary for the back of an easy to understand infographic created by ReThink Concussions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.





Brainstorming Solutions Tool



Brainstorming Solutions Tool:  Helpful template for gathering information on person's skills and challenges to facilitate development of solutions.

Great for direct service providers, students and new hires. 



Return to Program


Returning to a Program After a Concussion Letter

This letter offers input from a healthcare provider with experience in treating concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury. This letter helps program providers and their caregivers support people returning to an adult program after a concussion. Use    these recommendations to make decisions about support for your person based on his or her specific needs. Most people will only need short-term support as they recover from a concussion.



Hospital to School Transtion Protocol and School Lingo Tools:

Hospital to School Transition ProtocolHelps rehabilitation units better understand the schools' processes, what they need and how to best facilitate transition back to school.    School LingoSchool Lingo is a companion document with the Hosptial to School Transition Protocol.

  504 - IEP Accommodations and Modifications


504/IEP Accommodations & Modifications in the Classroom for a Student with a TBI:  Each section is broken down into helpful catefories - developed by the Center on Brain Injury Research & Training


Job Accommodations Network (JAN)


Job Accommodations Network (JAN)



Tennessee Return to Learn/Return to Play:  Concussion Management Guidelines:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion

What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.


  CDC: School Nurses & Fact Sheet for School Nurses

  CDC: Concussion Signs & Symptoms Checklist

  CDC: Teachers, Counselors & School Professionals

  CDC: ParentsYouth SportsSchool Sports &  Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet


Colorado Department of Ed - Building Blocks of Brain Development  Colorado Department of Education: Brain Injury In Children & Youth and Building Blocks of Brain Development

Brain Links is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Grant No. 90TBSG0024-01-00 and in part by the TN Department of Health, Traumatic Brain Injury Program.​

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