The role of a school psychologist in concussion

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School psychologists historically have received little training on topics such as mild traumatic brain injury or concussion, yet they could play a significant role in assessment, consultation, and intervention with students who have sustained a concussion. The purpose of this article is to educate school psychologists with regard to definition, prevalence, characteristics, and management of concussion in children, especially the various services that a school could provide to assist these students with their recovery. The article includes a case study that highlights the personal challenges faced by a student with concussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-110
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied School Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Assessment
  • Concussion
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • School psychologists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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