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Concussion Chalk Talk is a program that assists schools with their concussion management policies and procedures.  Athletic trainers manage concussions in sports with a stepwise progression back to play.  Likewise, the student design is to assist schools with understanding the necessary academic accommodations for a concussed student.

The program includes the formation of a Concussion Management Team (CMT) consisting of key personnel both inside and outside of the school.  A highlight of the program is the presence of a neuropsychologist on the CMT, who will visit the school to consult on challenging cases and answer questions.

As no two concussions are the same, individualized treatment is preferred to safely and efficiently return students to performance.

Concussion Chalk Talk is present in 10 New Hampshire schools and Pinkerton Academy is proud to be one.

The Concussion Management Team at Pinkerton Academy is lead by:

Heather Desrochers 
hdesrochers@pinkertonacademy.org
437-5200 ext. 2128
and 
Gina Brown
gbrown@pinkertonacademy.org
437-5200 ext. 2105


For more information go to:

www.ConcussionChalkTalk.com 

The program is in collaborative effort between:
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, and New Hampshire Bureau of Developmental Services

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H21MC26918, Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation.  Total award $977,000 which is 50% financed with nongovernmental sources.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.


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  May 25, 2016, 5:57 AM hdesrochers@pinkertonacademy.org
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