The Role of the School Psychologist in Assisting Student-Athletes Return-to- Learn Post-Concussion
School Psychologist - Mental Mastery, P. A. - Weston - University of Forida - University of Florida, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alberto Gamarra
School Psychologist - Mental Mastery
P. A. - Weston - University of Forida
University of Florida, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 01, 2015 Accepted date: September 12, 2015 Published date: September 20, 2015
Citation:Gamarra A (2015) The Role of the School Psychologist in Assisting Student-Athletes’ Return-to-Learn Post-Concussion . Int J Sch Cog Psychol 2:146. doi:10.4172/2469-9837.1000146
Copyright: ©2015 Gamarra A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Over the next few weeks, here in the United States (US), hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents will be returning to school from the summer recess. Many of them, both boys and girls, will be participating in interscholastic competition in one or more of the generally recognized “contact” sports (e.g., football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, and volleyball). Invariably, some will experience some level of head trauma. Some of the most recent statistics indicate that there has been a significant increase in the percentage of emergency department visits for Sport- and Recreation- Related Traumatic Brain Injuries (SSR-TBIs) per 100,000 of the population from 2001 to 2012.