Teachers can play an important role in helping students recover from a concussion as they return to school. Making short-term changes to students’ school work load and schedule—and giving them the time to help their brain heal—can help them get back to their regular school routine.

CDC’s “Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs” offers general tips for teachers on supporting students with concussions, changes they can make based on specific concussion symptoms, and types of formal support services that are available.