This course provides school professionals (teachers, administrators and support staff) with the knowledge and tools necessary to help students return to learning following a concussion.
Learn how to better recognize a concussion, how to respond if you suspect an injury has happened, how to encourage recovery and effectively support students reintegrate with school.
We will cover:
Basic science of a concussion injury
An update on the research regarding concussions and brain injuries
How we currently treat concussion injuries
Common myths and misconceptions
What you can do to help your students recover
Framework for return to learn (RTL)
Creating an RTL plan
Specific strategies and tools to address particular symptoms and issues
Make your job easier!
Gain more clarity on concussions and what to expect
Be able to create a simple RTL plan
Gain an understanding of practical strategies and tools
Be able to implement successful RTL supports for students
This training draws on information from sources including the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT). Even if you have taken the CATT training before, you will be provided with new learning and information.
Teachers, support staff, administrators, coaches
Devon Cochrane is an occupational therapist with a special interest in concussion and brain injury. He works at Tall Tree Integrated Health Centre in a multidisciplinary program for concussion treatment, where they have helped over 300 people overcome injury.