While utilizing these resources, please, remain aware that NOT each and every bump to the head will necessarily result in a concussion. The term concussion denotes a traumatic brain injury, TBI for short. Concussion = ‘shaking’, and when applied to the brain, it means shaking of the brain. To diagnose a concussion, a hit to the head needs to lead at least to ‘alteration in mental state’ for a period of time in addition to other symptoms, and subtle longer-term consequences including slowed processing of information! It should be diagnosed by a professional educated in traumatic brain injury.
Acquired brain injury includes traumatic brain injury as well as other acquired conditions that impact brain functioning (e.g., brain tumors, brain surgery, lack of oxygen supply to brain).
RESOURCES FOR OTHER paediatric conditions impacting a child’s cognitive functioning