The Connecticut Concussion Task Force's mission is to increase the knowledge of the population of Connecticut on the injury of concussion. Our role will be to add to the research being done on concussions, standardize care for the concussed patient and educate medical providers on the protocols available for treatment.
These organizations are all proud supporters of the Connecticut Concussion Task Force.
In 2008 the CCTF recognized that there was a lack of current knowledge regarding the management and treatment of concussion among athletes and coaches, especially at the high school and youth sports. Therefore, we set out to find ways to better educate the public.
Following a concussion, recovery protocols assess physical as well as cognitive exertion to guarantee that after symptoms have resolved full normal brain function has returned. A baseline test is a useful tool that helps medical providers identify subtle cognitive dysfunction.
Click here to learn more about baseline testing and the usefulness of neurocognitive testing during concussion management.
Parents and Guardians
Learn to identify a concussion
If your child sustains a hit to their head face or body and begins to complain of any of the signs and symptoms associated with a concussion, you should assume a concussion has occurred ....
How do I know I have a concussion?
If you have sustained a concussion and are experiencing signs and symptoms, if you receive a second hit to your head, it can be a very serious injury that may end up ...
Kids and Teens
It's important for me to tell someone.
It is usually easy to see if someone breaks their leg or arm but it is not always as easy for someone to notice that you have had a concussion. Most concussions heal in a few ...
What academic support can be offered?
Concussion can happen to any student and not just student-athletes. It is essential that all school staff recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and be able to assist the student during their injury.
Coaches and Athletic Staff
How can I prevent a concussion from occurring?
Helmets and protective equipment (mouthguards) have their place, but please remind your athlete that just because they are wearing a "concussion marketed" helmet does not mean they are invincible.