Teaching Parents — And Kids — About Post-Concussion Recovery

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We've been hearing a lot recently about concussions in youth sports. Many schools and teams have been focusing on prevention and awareness. There's also growing concern about treatment. In particular, how to treat more serious concussions. Most concussions clear within a few days, or perhaps a few weeks. But in a small percentage of cases, maybe 10 to 15 percent of them, recovery can be more challenging and take a lot longer. That can pose a challenge for parents who sometimes find themselves having to argue with teachers, coaches and even their own kids about what's best.

Now, two Brookline parents are working to raise awareness about these more serious concussions and to to create a support network for parents. They're working to set up a website about the recovery process called Connect2Concussion.


Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog. She tweets @commonhealth.

Al Davis, Brookline parent and professional web and video content creator who specializes in patient education sites. He tweets @Clear_Recovery. He's raising money for his website, Connect2Concussion, at Indiegogo.

Lisa Paradis, director of the Brookline Recreation Department and a founder of the New England Youth Concussion Forum.


CommonHealth: Parent Dilemma: When A Kid’s Concussion Lingers On

  • "Visitors will hear stories about 'the person who tried to do too much. You hear about the person who balanced it well. You hear about the person who maybe even went too far in the direction of rest and withdrawal from normal activities.'"

This article was originally published on November 24, 2014.

This segment aired on November 24, 2014.


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