In the world of sports there are bound to be accidents and one of the most common kinds of accidents are concussions. It has been reported that 10-20% of high school student athletes will experience a concussion. The purpose of this study was to examine the current concussion protocol for student athletes and to identify the best practices for a diagnosis and follow-up to decrease the likelihood of any severe brain damage. The methodology was a literature review. Evidence in the literature reported that individual educational plans (IEP) have been shown to be good at helping student athletes get back to their original benchmark test scores. The IEP should focus on lightening the student’s academic load as this will decrease the risks of presenting symptoms. A teamwork approach and individualized care will help student athletes that have been diagnosed with a concussion get back into the classroom and back onto the field/court.
Morgan, Trey and McClaskey, Barbara, "Is the Current Concussion Protocol for Student Athletes Enough?" (2019). Posters. 44.