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CONCUSSION: An Educational DVD

CONCUSSION: An Educational DVD

Barry Willer, Ph.D., John Leddy, M.D., and narrated by Peter Murray
Brain injury DVD on concussion and post concussion syndrome for students, educators, coaches, school nurses and athletic trainers.
Item: CDVD
Price: $25.00
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Developed as an educational tool for teachers and trainers to educate students about concussion, this DVD is an effective teaching tool with clear language, graphics and vignettes. It combines lessons in neuroanatomy with student interviews to explain complex issues in easy to understand language with practical suggestions for families and school staff.

Five modules cover:

How the brain works:Explains why the brain is vulnerable to trauma. Introduces basic anatomy of the brain including functions of lobes and hemispheres.

Definition of a concussion: Describes concussion as an “altered state of consciousness that results from a trauma” and explains that there may be no loss of consciousness.

Metabolic changes: Provides scientific explanation for why symptoms may be delayed after a concussion.

Symptoms of concussion: Typical signs and symptoms of concussion are presented in three categories of vestibular, cerebral and somatic. Highlights importance of observation for proper diagnosis.

Concussion management: Highlights critical symptoms of concussion that demand immediate medical attention. Includes cautions for returning to activities that pose risk for second concussion.

Pages Length: 14 min
Year 2004


John Leddy, M.D.

He is Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Associate Director of the UB Sports Medicine Institute and Director of the UB Concussion Clinic. His research interests and publications focus primarily on athletic injuries, in particular concussion. He pioneered the use of exercise for the treatment of post concussion syndrome His research interests also include obesity, nutrition and enhancing athletic performance.

Barry Willer, Ph.D.

Barry Willer has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has authored numerous scientific publications on various aspects of living with the effects of traumatic brain injury. He has served as principal investigator of funded research including current projects examining emotion perception difficulties after brain injury, and treatment of post concussion syndrome. He also serves as Director of Research for the UB Concussion Clinic.

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