TABLE 4

Potential Strategies to Support the Transition Back to School After Concussion

Initial transitional support
    School personnel alerted to injury and potential consequences
    Reintegration into school occurs gradually
    Student not expected to do all work completed in absence
    Extra assistance provided to facilitate completion of makeup work
General school-based support
    Monitor student carefully for a period of 2–3 mo
    Ensure rest time and breaks available as needed
    Reduce overall homework and class workload
    Reduce cognitively demanding in-school tasks (eg, no more than 1 test each day)
Specific classroom-based support
    Delay standardized and classroom tests
    Waive time constraints for tests
    Increase flexibility for assignment due dates
    Provide preferential seating to allow for closer monitoring and decreased distractions
    Allow access to a model peer's or teacher's notes