A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. It is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious.

Children and adolescents are among those at greatest risk for concussion and the risk is greatest during during physical education (PE) class, playground time, or school based sports activities. Concussions can happen at any time a student's head comes into contact with a hard object. Recognizing and responding appropropriately to the concussion can prevent further injury and help with recovery.,

The following web sites will provide more information.

Center for Disease Web site at