Critical Incidents in Students Return to School Following a Concussion

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. develop knowledge of the effects of concussion on students, both long- and short-term.
  2. develop understanding of the experience of students returning to learning following a concussion.
  3. be encouraged to engage in the return-to-learn process.
  4. provide examples of met and unmet needs of these students, with practical suggestions of how unmet needs can be addressed.


What factors assist and what hinders a student’s ability to reengage in learning following a concussion? We will provide results of a study that explores the student experience of returning to learning following mild traumatic brain injury. Practicioners will learn how concussion impacts students and what supports students wish were in place for them when they returned to learning.



Rachel King, University of British Columbia


William T. McKee, PhD


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