New Guidelines to Help Students Recover from Concussions

Updated: 10/27/2013 11:05 PM
Created: 10/27/2013 9:46 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

There are new guidelines to help students who have suffered concussions to return to the classroom.

Back in August KSTP introduced you to 16-year-old Hannah Sipe. She played soccer and basketball but had to stop after suffering four concussions in two years. She says she had trouble concentrating in class and her grades slipped as a result.

Now the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending a gradual transition depending on how severe the student's symptoms are. 

That may mean taking breaks from class or even staying home for half-days.

Research shows school-aged children typically recover from a concussion within three weeks.

Click here to read the full study.

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