Concussion Comeback Plan ORTHO_130994_2017-05_Concussion Program Comeback B - Page 4

Symptoms Concussion symptoms vary from kid to kid. For most these symptoms will be temporary. Physical Cognitive Behavioral/Emotional Headaches Difficulty sustaining attention Irritability Blurred vision Noise or light sensitivity Nausea Dizziness Difficulty concentrating Difficulty following through on tasks Frustration The following could indicate the student suffered a more severe brain injury than a concussion and needs immediate medical attention: Moodiness • Significant drowsiness or inability to wake up Sadness or anxiety • A headache that is especially severe or gets worse Balance difficulties Difficulty following directions Sleep changes Mental “fog” • Repeated vomiting Fatigue Slowed thinking • Slurred speech Confusion • Convulsions or seizures Forgetfulness • Increasing confusion, restlessness or agitation • Weakness, numbness or tingling in arms or legs • Unusual behavior If you notice any of these behaviors, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. 4