Concussion Tool Kit for Schools

Concussion Tool Kit for Schools

Phil Hossler, ATC, Roberta DePompei, Ph.D., Marilyn Lash, M.S.W., John Leddy, M.D., Ron Savage, Ed.D., Janet Tyler, Ph.D., Linda R. Wilkerson, M.S.Ed., and Barry Willer, Ph.D.

This Concussion (mild brain injury) Tool Kit is specially designed for educators, school nurses, peers, and families. It is filled with tools and products to help school staff and parents identify and treat symptoms of concussion at home and in school. It includes 1 manual, 1 DVD and 50 tip cards. Ideal as an educational package for inservices and peer support in school systems with vignettes featuring students discussing the effects of their concussions on cognitive, physical, social and behavioral abilities.

Read an interview on concussion with Phil Hossler.

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Concussion is the most common type of brain injury in children and adolescents. This educational tool kit on concussion is for educators, school nurses, peers, and families. Filled with practical strategies for identifying and tracking the signs of concussion at home, in school and in the community. It includes…

  • Getting Ahead of Concussion: Educating the Student Athlete's Neighborhood (48 page manual)
  • Concussion, An Educational DVD
  • Back to School after Mild Brain Injury or Concussion - 10 tip cards
  • Section 504 Plan Checklist - 10 tip cards
  • Sports Concussion - 10 tip cards
  • Concussion Recovery in Students - 10 tip cards
  • Concussion Education: In the student-athlete's neighborhood - 10 tip cards
Pages Full Kit includes 1 manual, 1 DVD and 50 tip cards.
Year 2011


Phil Hossler, ATC

Author of two textbooks and 28 articles on athletic training, Phil Hossler helped create New Jersey’s 1984 Athletic Training Practice Act as well as the landmark 1999 New Jersey state law recognizing high school athletic trainers by the State Department of Education. He has worked with high school athletes for 30 years and is currently the Certified Athletic Trainer at East Brunswick High School in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Phil Hossler was a founding member of New Jersey’s Athletic Training Society, served on its executive committee for 16 years, and is the society’s only two time president. He is past President of the 6,000 member Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association.

He served 15 years as the medical director of New Jersey’s Garden State Games and has traveled six times to Europe, South America and in the US with Olympic level teams. Widely recognized for his expertise on athletic training, he is the recipient of numerous awards from the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the MBM/Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association. He was an inaugural member of the New Jersey Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame in 1997. He was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 1999 and the New Jersey State Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001.

Roberta DePompei, Ph.D.

Dr. DePompei is Department Chairman, Professor and Clinical Supervisor at the Speech and Hearing Center at the University of Akron in Ohio.

An advocate of the needs of youths with brain injuries and their families, she is on numerous national task forces and committees. Widely published and a national and international presenter, Dr. DePompei specializes in the impact of brain injury upon speech, language and communication. She is especially interested in developing transitional opportunities for youth as they progress through school and prepare for adulthood.

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.

Marilyn Lash, M.S.W.

Ms Lash uses her social work experience and research in pediatric rehabilitation to develop sensitive and practical guides for families, educators, and professionals. Her specialty is helping families cope with the emotional impact of brain injury and developing strategies for negotiating the complex service system. Now President and Senior Editor of Lash and Associates Publishing/Training, she focuses on developing user friendly publications for families, educators, and clinicians.

Ron Savage, Ed.D.

Dr. Savage specializes in the impact of brain injury on behavior and learning in children, adolescents and young adults. His international recognition as author and presenter is based on practical experience as a rehabilitation clinician and educator.

Dr. Savage is also the Chairman and Co-Founder of the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS).

Janet Tyler, Ph.D.

Dr. Tyler is the Director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Neurologic Disabilities Support Project, a statewide program that provides inservice training, consultation and technical assistance to educators serving students with traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Tyler also serves as an adjunct member of the Department of Special Education’s graduate faculty at the University of Kansas where she provides preservice training in traumatic brain injury. Since 1987, she has published, presented and consulted widely on educational issues related to traumatic brain injury.

Linda R. Wilkerson, M.S.Ed

Ms Wilkerson is currently CEO of Minds Matter LLC which provides therapies to individuals in their home and community settings. Minds Matter LLC also provides training and consulting designed to support the needs of staff and agencies working in the community with individuals with disabilities. Prior to working for Minds Matter LLC, Ms Wilkerson worked in the field of education for 25 years.

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.


Getting A-Head of Concussion: Educating the Student-Athlete’s Neighborhood

by Phil Hossler and Ron Savage

Our newest manual on concussion in school age children and adolescents is ideal for educating the student and everyone involved with the student – parents, physicians, school nurses, teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, and friends.

Concussion, An educational DVD

by Barry Willer, John Leddy, and Peter Murray

Includes 5 modules totaling 15 minutes on how the brain works and how it is affected by a concussion. Has lessons in neuroanatomy with graphics and understandable language for students and school staff. Interviews with students who had concussions in school or at play show how concussion can affect abilities in the classroom and at home.

Back to School after a Mild Brain Injury or Concussion - 10 Tip Cards

by Marilyn Lash, Ron Savage, & Roberta DePompei.

Describes changes at home and in the classroom that may follow a concussion. Gives tips for educators on modifying teaching strategies and assignments. Identifies when and why the student may need extra help.

Section 504 Plan Checklist - 10 Tip Cards

by Janet Tyler & Linda Wilkerson

Explains how educators can use accommodations to help support a student with a concussion in the classroom. Checklists show how to adjust teaching and assignments for students with processing delays, lowered attention, memory changes, altered physical abilities, fatigue, and behavior.

Sports Concussion - 10 Tip Cards

by Ron Savage

This tip card on concussions in sports helps coaches, athletic trainers, parents and school personnel recognize and monitor early and late concussion symptoms in student-athletes. The effects of a sports injury can extend beyond the playing field or practice session to the classroom and activities at home. Tips for athletic staff, parents and educators describe academic supports for the classroom and at home as the student recovers from a concussion.

Concussion Recovery in Students - 10 Tip Cards

by Jeanne Dise-Lewis

A concussion can result in temporary physical, cognitive, or behavioral changes for children and youth. This tip card helps parents, educators and athletic staff monitor symptoms and track recovery at home and in school. It provides strategies for supporting the student in the classroom with suggestions for temporary accommodations.

Concussion Education: In the student-athlete's neighborhood - 10 Tip Cards

by Phil Hossler

When any athlete sustains a sports concussion, sensitive, trained and compassionate neighbors are needed to monitor the athlete’s recovery. For student-athletes, this managing team or neighborhood includes coaches, athletic trainers, parents, physicians, teachers, school nurses and school psychologists along with concussion specialists. This tip card provides checklists and practical strategies on educating everyone on the signs and symptoms of concussion in student-athletes with tips for support and accommodations.

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