Concussion Recognition & Management
Module 3 Symptoms & Signs


adult examining dazed girl athlete who is saying, "Where’s Grandma? What time is it?"

A young person may not know he or she has suffered a concussion. However, you can recognize a probable concussion by knowing the symptoms and signs. Suspect concussion when symptoms include even one physical, emotional, cognitive, or sleep-related symptom. Watch for signs and think concussion if, after an impact, a young person is confused, possibly disoriented, possibly unsteady.

A concussion can happen
WITHOUT loss of consciousness,
WITHOUT a blow to the head.

Symptoms, Signs, & Myths

Module 3 Symptoms & Signs