– Detailed medical history

– A multidisciplinary approach

– Monitoring over time with information from home and school

– Knowing when to make referrals and which professionals are most appropriate to treat specific symptoms

– An appropriate return to school plan

– Communicate with family, student and school regarding progress

– Follow up

Concussions that are not properly evaluated and managed can complicate recovery and prolong symptoms.


  • ACE Post-Concussion Home/School Instructions: This instruction sheet for clinicians to provide to parents provides information on concussion signs and symptoms, keys to recovery, and information on returning to daily activities, school and play.


  • Steps for Parents to Monitor a Concussion: Recording certain facts and early symptoms of a concussion provides clinicians with day-by-day information about symptom manifestation. This form also provides space to record the results of a visit to an emergency department or urgent care practice.