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Volume 36, Issue 10
Publication date: April 1, 2016
Expiration date: April 1, 2019

Pediatric Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Soe S. Mar, MD (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis; Director, Pediatric MS Demyelination Clinic and Headache Clinic; Program Director, Pediatric Neurologic Residency Training Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Jonathan N. Dodd, PsyD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychology St. Louis Children’s Hospital; Instructor of Clinical Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine; Co-Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship Program, St. Louis, Missouri

Howard P. Goodkin, MD, PhD
The Shure Professor of Pediatric Neurology; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology; Interim Director, Pediatric Neurology Training Program; Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Neurology; Member, Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the definition, clinical symptoms, and pathophysiology of concussion.
2. Discuss the risk factors of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents.
3. Explain when to assess the child for concussion and when to allow the child to return to school and sport.
4. Describe the usage of the standardized tests of memory, cognition, and balance.
5. Counsel families on risk factors, comorbidities, and management of children and adolescents who have prolonged postconcussive symptoms.


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