We now know that early return to school (with adjustments to decrease provoked symptoms) may help speed concussion recovery. Once the clinician determines that it is safe for your child or teen to resume academic activities, HeadZone sends recommendations to the school to help the student pace through his/her day. School adjustments will vary based on the patient’s symptoms and exam.
Examples of adjustments include:
- Shortened day
- Shortened classes or frequent rest breaks
- Reduced homework load and/or extended time to complete coursework
- No testing, spaced-out testing, or extra time to complete tests
- Visual adjustments (audible learning, limited use of electronic screens, enlarged font, pre-printed notes, etc.)
- Noise adjustments (lunch in a quiet place, early passage in halls, etc.)