Concussions in the Classroom: Facilitating Academic Concussion Management


Concussions in the Classroom: Facilitating Academic Concussion Management


$15 for NATA members/ $25 for non-members


Wednesday,May  14, 2014


11:00am – 12:15pm CST




Steevie Carzoo, MS, ATC, AT


Stephanie "Steevie" Carzoo, MS, ATC, AT is a licensed and certified athletic trainer with Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the head athletic trainer at Grandview Heights High School in  Columbus, Ohio.  In addition to caring for Bobcat student-athletes, Steevie works as a physician extender in clinics with Sports Medicine and is one of the lead developers of the Concussion Toolkit.  The Concussion Toolkit began back in early 2011 with “An Educator’s Guide to Concussions in the Classroom,” a document created to assist teachers in understanding concussions and accommodations due to the temporary learning difficulties that sometimes occur.  The toolkit has since expanded to include educational components for athletes, parents, and coaches, as well as “A School Administrator’s Guide to Academic Concussion Management,” a tool to help create a policy and improve communication regarding concussed students.  She is actively involved in providing educational in-services on these topics at schools and communities throughout the Greater Columbus area. 



Academic concussion management is rapidly evolving into a necessity for schools, and athletic trainers are perfectly positioned to assist in this endeavor.  Designed for the school athletic trainer, attendees will see research from a program designed to teach educators on classroom concussion management and will gain tools to help educators develop and recommend academic accommodations for healing students.  Furthermore, attendees will learn how to help school administrators create policies and procedures for managing concussed students in the classroom.

Clinical Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • understand the complex effects concussions may have on academics and learning be able to educate school staff about this problem
  • help facilitate communication between all of the stakeholders in a student-athlete’s concussion recovery process
  •  assist educators in creating classroom based accommodations for concussed students
  •  assist educators in creating and implementing an academic concussion management plan

Athletic Training Domain:

  • Treatment and Rehabilitation 

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