Concussion: Managing your child's return to everyday activities

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Find out how best to respond to a child's concussion and how to plan their safe return to everyday activities.

Key points

  • After a concussion, your child needs plenty of rest to help them recover.
  • A post-concussion management plan involves a gradual return to mental and physical activity.
  • Your child should rest at home for at least a few days if their concussion symptoms make it difficult for them to think or concentrate.
  • Accommodations should be made once they return to school.
  • A gradual return to sports is important to prevent the risk of multiple concussions.
Last updated: June 14th 2017