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ConcussionA 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.

Students who are diagnosed with a concussion are supported by Avon Grove Charter School’s Concussion Management Team. Please contact your child’s grade level guidance counselor and the school nurse for more information on concussion management and return to learning.

Additional information on concussion is available through the Centers for Disease Control, The Pennsylvania Department of Health, and BrainSTEPSof Pennsylvania.