Concussion in Adults


Ron Savage, Ed.D. and Bill Frey, Ph.D.
Concussion is a mild brain injury but it is not a minor condition as it is caused by trauma to the brain. This tip card describes the early and late symptoms of concussion including physical, cognitive, sensory, social, communicative and behavioral signs. This tip card includes an 8 week checklist to monitor symptoms and track recovery.

Most concussions cause temporary changes in abilities and functioning but during this time it is important to closely monitor the signs and symptoms with a physician. Adults with persistent symptoms may have post concussion syndrome which can slow recovery and require further treatment and supports. This tip card describes strategies to manage both temporary and possible long-term effects of concussions in adults. It will help families provide support at home and understand concussion symptoms.

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Pages 8
Year 2007, second printing