Students with a concussion may experience challenges when returning to school and completing schoolwork. Therefore, students may require temporary academic support throughout the recovery process. The purpose of this study was to examine school administrators’ perceptions of the return to school process and provision of academic adjustments (AA) after concussion. Online surveys were analyzed using a series of descriptive, chi-square, and Mann Whitney tests. School administrators strongly agreed a concussion can affect school performance and were supportive of providing AA for symptomatic students. More school administrators with access to an athletic trainer and who completed concussion training had an established team to monitor concussions and reported students had received AA after concussion. To better prepare school professionals and enhance the support for students after a concussion, school administrators can develop a school-based concussion team, organize in-service training on concussion, and identify pertinent school and district-based resources to facilitate this care.
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Kasamatsu, T. M., Valovich McLeod, T. C., Register, J. K., & Welch Bacon, C. E. (2021). Supporting Students after a Concussion: School Administrators’ Perspectives. Perspectives In Learning, 19 (1). Retrieved from https://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/pil/vol19/iss1/5