Concussion Primarily Affects Cognitive Skills Related to Cognitive Efficiency

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. acquire knowledge of the impact concussion may have on learning.
  2. develop an understanding of how concussion differentially affects various cognitive skills.
  3. provide practical examples of accommodations that may support students whose cognitive skills have been affected by concussion.


How does concussion impact cognitive functioning? Through an examination of current literature, this session will provide evidence that concussion primarily affects skills related to cognitive efficiency. Practitioners will learn how concussion impacts cognitive functioning and what accommodations and interventions support the impact on cognitive efficiency.



Rachel King, University of British Columbia


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