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Concussion Education For Parents

If your child has a concussion, you will not be able to see it, but you can observe changes in your child’s behavior. Consult your child’s doctor if you notice any of the following:

  • Confusion about time and places
  • Difficulty holding items
  • Difficulty learning
  • Easily tired or needs more sleep
  • Forgetfulness
  • Frequent loss of temper
  • Impulsiveness
  • Inattention
  • Irritability
  • Needing more time to get things done
  • Restlessness
  • Speech problems
  • Vision or hearing problems

What do I do if I think my child has a concussion?

  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Keep your child out of play
  • Talk to your child’s coach
  • Communicate with school staff

Parents, learn more about the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)recommendations >

Locations

Medical Arts Center (MAC) II – Overlook Medical Center

310 Madison Avenue – Morristown

Morristown Medical Center

741 Northfield Avenue – West Orange

During an emergency, concussions can be diagnosed and treated at Chilton, Hackettstown, Morristown, Overlook and Newton medical centers’ emergency departments.