Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion

Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes

  • Jennifer Niskala Apps
  • Kevin D. Walter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Definitions and Causes of Concussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark E. Halstead
      Pages 3-8
    3. Doug Bodin, Keith Owen Yeates, Karl Klamar
      Pages 9-19
    4. Amy E. Valasek, Teri Metcalf McCambridge
      Pages 21-27
    5. Michael McCrea, Mathew R. Powell
      Pages 29-53
  3. Assessment and Treatment of Concussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Susannah M. Briskin, Amanda K. Weiss Kelly
      Pages 57-72
    3. Danny G. Thomas
      Pages 73-80
    4. Katherine S. Dahab, David T. Bernhardt
      Pages 81-91
    5. Jonathan E. Romain
      Pages 93-105
    6. Monique S. Burton
      Pages 107-115
    7. Nathan E. Kegel, Mark R. Lovell
      Pages 117-131
  4. Additional Issues in Pediatric Concussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Peter L. Stavinoha, Brianne Butcher, Alice Ann Spurgin
      Pages 135-150
    3. Gerard A. Gioia, Christopher G. Vaughan, Maegan D. S. Sady
      Pages 151-176
    4. Jennifer Niskala Apps, Kevin D. Walter, Jason S. Doescher
      Pages 195-208
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-212

About this book


 Between the growing numbers of children and adolescents playing sports and the increased attention paid to head injuries by the larger sports community and the general public, pediatric concussions are emerging as a major concern. And as practitioners are seeing more young clients with head injuries, questions arise about age-appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and return to activity. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes offers evidence-based guidelines where few previously existed. This comprehensive volume clearly explains the effects of traumatic injury on the developing brain in sports- and non-sports-related contexts, and establishes a framework for immediate and long-term management, especially the crucial first 24 hours. Chapters provide a basic grounding in its subject with a history of concussion as a medical entity and a review of definitional and classification issues, take the reader through the steps of a neuropsychological evaluation, pintpoint post-injury issues, and offer strategies for the prevention of further or future injury. Up-to-date information across professional fields ensures this volume of well-rounded coverage of complex factors from injury to recovery. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes serves as both an educational resource and practical framework for a wide array of professionsals, including neuropsychologists, sports medicine physicians, child psychologists and psychiatrists, pediatric and family physicians, athletic trainers, social workers, and educators.


Accident-related concussion Brain damage Classification of concussions Concussion Concussion in children Concussive brain injury Head Injury Neurobiology and neurochemistry of concussion Pediatric concussion Rehabilitation of concussion Sports injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Niskala Apps
    • 1
  • Kevin D. Walter
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and BehavioralMedical College of WisconsinWauwatosaUSA
  2. 2.Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Departments of Orthopaedics & PediatricsMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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