To carry out the Return to Learn Progression, you and your patient will need support, because although concussion is a medical diagnosis, concussion management is a team process. Communication is essential to this process.
Mutual respect will enhance your communication with school staff, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, and other team members striving to help your patient recover. You need to delineate the medical picture for the team. Working closely with the schools, your team will determine the best course of action together.
For more detail about building and working effectively as a management team, consult resources such as Nebraska Department of Education’s Bridging the Gap
. It provides responses to intervention that are student-centric, with family, medical, school, and coaches / athletic personnel supporting the process.
NDE’s Bridging the Gap