Concussion / Head Injury Management

  • The Cheektowaga-Sloan School District follows the New York State Education Department Guidelines for Concussion Management in the school setting. These recommendations provide school district personnel, parents/guardians, students and private health providers with guidelines on head injury management.  The guidelines help to identify a student with a potential concussion and ensures that a student who has been diagnosed with a head injury receives the appropriate care and attention at school to aid in his or her recovery.

    What is a concussion?

    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

    More information on concussion management, signs and symptoms, and more can be found at the following link:

    Concussion Management for Parents and Students