For this, Henson Fuerst presents a two-part series on how parents can care for concussion injuries in children. Today, we focus on recovery tools—and helping children return to normal activities. Click here for part one of the series where we identify common symptoms—and how parents can care for their children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recovery Tools for Childhood TBI describe the common symptoms a child may experience after a concussion—and provide parents with helpful tips they can use to help speed a child’s recovery. They suggest short-term changes to a child’s daily routine can help them recover more quickly—noting the following tips:
- Avoid activities that put your child at risk of additional injury.
- Help your child maintain a positive attitude during their recovery.
- Help ensure that your child gets enough rest during their recovery.
Returning to School
After suffering a concussion, your child may require a short break from the demands of their schoolwork. Ask your child’s doctor to provide a written note concerning when they can safely return to school and other activities. During this time, your child may need additional support, including:
- Frequent rest breaks in school
- A shorter overall school day
- Additional time for testing
- Less time writing or reading
- Less time at a computer screen
If Your Child Doesn’t Show Improvement
If you feel your child is not getting better, talk with their doctor. They may suggest having your child see a specialist who treats brain injuries and/or additional treatment for your child’s symptoms.
A Personal Connection
In recognition of his work with victims of traumatic brain injury, our own Thomas Henson has recently been reappointed to serve another term on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC). BIANC provides resources on prevention, support, education, and advocacy to benefit those recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Additionally, he has also been selected to serve another term on The NC Brain Injury Advisory Council.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident through no fault of your own, call the experienced North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.
When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced Raleigh Personal Injury Attorneys. They will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.