Concussion Concerns: The Protecting Student Athletes From Concussions Act by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act. This legislation helped K-12 schools develop procedures to prevent, detect and treat athletes who suffer from concussions during school sports. Concussions can cause symptoms such as:
- balance issues
- cognitive (thinking)
- communication problems
Endorsed by the NFL, NHL. NBA, NCAA and more, this act created school plans that include concussion safety training for school personnel, and helped increase awareness of dangers associated with concussions in student athletes.