Multidisciplinary Team to Facilitate “Return to Learning”1

TeamMembers of the Team
Family teamStudent, parents, guardians, grandparents, peers, teammates, and family friends
Medical teamEmergency department, primary care provider, concussion specialist (primary care sports medicine physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, as examples), clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, team and/or school physician
School academic teamTeacher, school counselor, school psychologist, social worker, school nurse, school administrator, school physician
School physical activity teamSchool nurse, athletic trainer, coach, physical education teacher, playground supervisor, school physician
  • All members listed for a team do not need to be involved for successful concussion management. An individual, such as an emergency department physician, may only be involved in the initial assessment and suggestion for initiating academic adjustments. Some members may serve roles on various teams. Some schools may have access to only certain individuals suggested for a team. This list is meant to serve as a framework to help pediatricians and others involved with concussion management, possible roles they can serve for a student with a concussion.