Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptons 


What are the symptoms and signs of a concussion?

Any one or more of the following symptoms and signs may suggest a concussion:

​Symptoms Reported:Signs Observed:
​PhysicalHeadache
Neck Pain 
Stomach ache
Blurred vision 
Pressure in head 
Dizziness
Sensitivity to light/noise
Loss of consciousness
Nausea/vomiting
Seizure/convulsion
Poor coordination/balance
Amnesia
Slowed reaction time
Slurred speech
​CognitiveFeeling in a fog
Difficulty concentrating
Difficulty remembering
Difficulty concentrating
Difficulty remembering
Confusion
Slowed reaction time
​Behavioural 
​Irritability
Sad/emotional
Nervous/anxious
Depressed
​Inappropriate emotions
Depression
​Sleep 
​Drowsiness
Difficulty falling asleep
Drowsiness
  
Note: It may be more difficult for students under the age of 10, those with special needs or students for whom English or French is not their first language, to communicate how they are feeling. The signs of a concussion for younger students may not be as obvious
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