Concussion Protocol

A concussion is a type of brain injury resulting from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Though a concussion may seem to be an ‘invisible injury’, a concussion can affect a student physically, cognitively, and emotionally. These symptoms can significantly impact both learning and schoolwork. Physical symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and visual changes may interfere with the student’s ability to focus and concentrate. Cognitive symptoms may impact the ability of the student to learn, memorize, and process information as well as keep track of assignments and tests. 

The goal of the Concussion Protocol is to aid in recovery and avoid overexerting the brain to the level of triggering or worsening symptoms. The Concussion Protocol consists of two parts: Return to Learn (RTL) and Return to Play (RTP). Please see the links below for the individual stages of the concussion protocol and additional information about concussions.

AJCHS Return-to-Learn Concussion Protocol
CDC Returning to School After A Concussion Fact Sheet