School reentry following mild traumatic brain injury: A proposed hospital-to-school protocol


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Abstract

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is generally associated with excellent long-term outcome. In rare cases sequelae persist indefinitely. More commonly, cognitive and behavioral symptoms persist for a few days to a few weeks, possibly resulting in academic and social failure that could generate consequences that outlive the neurological sequelae. This article presents a mild TBI hospital-to-school protocol that uses real academic and social tasks and contexts as the screening procedure and creates a system of temporary accommodations in the event of persisting cognitive or behavioral consequences of the injury.

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