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Kids, Sports, and Concussion : a Guide for Coaches and Parents.

Author: William P M D Meehan
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2011.
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Increased media attention on sport-related concussion has generated concern among parents of young athletes, and with good reason. A concussion affects memory, concentration, reaction time, the ability to learn, and the ability to solve problems. Yet, despite this concern, there is still a lack of information regarding this injury and its potential long-term effects.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Meehan, William P., M.D.
Kids, Sports, and Concussion : A Guide for Coaches and Parents.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William P M D Meehan
ISBN: 9780313387319 0313387311
OCLC Number: 781309891
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Series Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Definitions and Team Members: Who Will Help Care for the Athlete with a Sport-Related Concussion?; 2. What Is a Concussion?; 3. Sport-Related Concussion: How Common Is It?; 4. Sports Equipment: Can Helmets or Mouth Guards Prevent Concussion?; 5. New Medical Information: Why Is Concussion Taken So Seriously Nowadays?; 6. "Neuropsychological" or "Neurocognitive" Testing: What Is It and Should My Athlete Have It? 7. The Acute Assessment and Management of Sport-Related Concussion: What Do I Do When an Athlete Sustains a Concussion?8. Potential Therapies: What Can Be Done to Help My Athlete Recover?; 9. Assessing Recovery from Concussion: When Is It Safe for My Athlete to Return to Sports?; 10. Prevention: Is There a Way to Prevent My Athlete from Sustaining a Concussion?; 11. The Cumulative Effects of Concussion: How Many Is Too Many?; 12. The Female Athlete: Are Girls and Boys Different When It Comes to Concussion?; 13. Setting Up a Concussion Program. 14. The Future: What Medical Research May Lead to in the Future15. In Their Own Words: Athletes from the Sports Concussion Clinic of Children's Hospital Boston; Appendix: Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (Scat 2); Index.

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Increased media attention on sport-related concussion has generated concern among parents of young athletes, and with good reason. A concussion affects memory, concentration, reaction time, the ability to learn, and the ability to solve problems. Yet, despite this concern, there is still a lack of information regarding this injury and its potential long-term effects.

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