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A Pediatric Perspective on Sport-Related Concussion

Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, Megan N. Houston, and Cailee E. Welch

Concussions resulting from sports and recreational activities are a significant concern in the pediatric population. The number of children and adolescents sustaining sport-related concussions is increasing and, as a result, legislation has been passed in all 50 states to ensure appropriate recognition and referral of pediatric athletes following concussion. The developing brain may make the diagnosis, assessment, and management of concussion more challenging for health care providers and requires the use of specific age-appropriate assessment tools. Concussion management must also include considerations for cognitive and physical rest, a collaborative concussion management team that includes medical and school personnel, and more conservative stepwise progressions for returning to school and to physical activity.

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Concussion in Youth Sport: Developmental Aspects

Tracey Covassin, Kyle M. Petit, and Morgan Anderson

an SRC. Recent emphasis is being placed on targeted treatment approaches specific to the symptoms and impairments presented by the patient ( Collins et al., 2016 ). Treatments such as medication/supplementation, vestibular therapy, academic accommodations, physical and cognitive rest, and aerobic