How do I prepare for my student’s return to learn after a concussion?
A student’s return to learn is best supported if the school, parent or guardian, and student are prepared by completing a Return to Learn Plan. You won’t always have an opportunity to prepare before a student returns to the classroom. However, planning before the student begins any school work is important to their recovery. Not all students with a concussion will have the same needs.
It’s important that the student’s Return to Learn Plan be individualized to the student’s own needs as every student with a concussion will have a different set of symptoms and a unique recovery. Ideally, the plan should be developed in collaboration with the student’s support system.
Return to Learn Planning Tool
A Return to Learn Planning Tool was developed to assist schools in developing a Return to Learn plan for student’s returning to school with a concussion. It includes the steps for a school to take to prepare for a student’s return to learn. These include:
- Identifying a school contact
- Identifying the student’s support system
- Creating a return to learn plan
- Disseminating the plan
For more information on preparing for a student’s return to learn take the Concussion Awareness Course for School Professionals.