American Academy of Pediatrics

West Point schools proactive in treatment of concussions

West Point schools proactive in treatment of concussions

— West Point Public Schools Athletic Director Andrew Layne knows that concussions don't discriminate.

Concussions don't only happen in sports. They can happen during everyday routines, even if the trips and falls seem minor at the time, Layne said.

To make sure all West Point students recover fully from a concussion, all seventh, ninth and 11th-graders are taking tests to measure their baseline fine motor skills and short-term memory. The practice will take place again next year with students entering those same grades.

The goal is to ensure West Point's upper-grade students return to the fields and classrooms symptom-free after getting a concussion, Layne...

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