Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Concussion and the Collegiate Student: Impact on Quality of Life, Academic Participation, and Coping
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Concussion and the Collegiate Student: Impact on Quality of Life, Academic Participation, and Coping
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505086. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1026
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505086. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1026
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Concussion can cause changes in emotion and functioning. Symptoms, whether resolving in a few days or persisting for months, can disrupt academic life, causing disengagement or poor performance. Lingering symptoms, impact on quality of life and academics, and coping strategies utilized by students in the management of concussion will be identified. The potential role of OT faculty as consultants to the Office of Disabilities for environmental adaptations to optimize engagement is discussed.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Wescott

Additional Authors and Speakers: Salvador Bondoc

Contributing Authors: Barbara Nadeau, Emily Czaja, Anna DeSimone, Alexandra Goldstein, Brittney Gravel, Megan Hayward, Noelle Johnson, Melissa Ricciuto, Katelyn Santos