Managing Concussions in Schools: A Guide to Recognition, Response, and Leadership

A Guide to Recognition, Response, and Leadership
Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • erschienen am 30. Juni 2016
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 168 Seiten
978-0-8261-6922-8 (ISBN)
The first book to focus on managing concussions from prevention to post-concussion return to school. Concussions pose a serious and complex issue for schools - from determining if a student may have suffered a concussion during a school activity to ensuring that students diagnosed with this condition can safely and effectively resume study, recreation, and sports. This is the first comprehensive text for school staff, including psychologists, counsellors, and nurses, on managing concussions in students, from prevention to post-concussion return to school. With a focus that addresses concussions on and beyond the sports field, the book describes how to create and lead a concussion management team in school and provides clear, non-technical information on how concussions can affect learning, mental health, and social-emotional functioning; tools for school-based concussion assessment; and guidelines for creating accommodation plans in collaboration with the family, community, and school team. This book guides key school professionals in navigating the barriers, system issues, knowledge gaps, and complexities in recognising and responding to student concussions. Case studies integrated throughout each chapter feature the same four students from point of injury to recovery. Reproducible forms and handouts include signs and symptoms checklists, a post-concussion care plan, a checklist of academic adjustments, and progress monitoring tools. Key Features:Offers comprehensive, practical information on concussion for school psychologists, counsellors, and nurses.Provides skills in developing and leading a school-based concussion management team.Explains how concussions can affect learning, mental health and social-emotional functioning.Offers tools for school-based concussion assessment.Includes guidelines for creating symptom-based adjustments to the learning environment in collaboration with family, community, and school team.Includes in-depth case studies and handouts, forms, and checklists.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 226 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 10 mm
  • 272 gr
978-0-8261-6922-8 (9780826169228)
0826169228 (0826169228)
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Susan C. Davies, EdD , is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. A nationally certified school psychologist, she is the founder and coordinator of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Traumatic Brain Injury Interest Group. Dr. Davies currently advises the Ohio Department of Health on developing and leading a return-to-learn concussion team model for Ohio schools. She also served as a participant in the CDC's Expert Concussion Workgroup and as a reviewer of the American Academy of Neurology's revised sport concussion policy. She has over 15 years' experience in the field of school psychology as a practicing psychologist, program evaluator, and university faculty member. The primary focus of her research addresses traumatic brain injuries in school populations, including such issues as increasing educator awareness of TBI, efficacy of specific interventions, and developing model service plans for students with TBI. Her work has been published in such peer-reviewed publications as Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, Contemporary School Psychology, Physical Disabilities and Related Services, School Psychology Forum, Psychology in the Schools, Journal of Applied School Psychology, Brain Injury, and Best Practices in School Psychology V. Dr. Davies is the coauthor (with Paul Jantz and Erin Bigler) of Working with Traumatic Brain Injury in Schools (2014.)

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