Return-to-Learn program is launched in Alpine School District

Jul 16, 2021, 2:45 PM | Updated: 6:48 pm
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AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Intermountain Healthcare and the Alpine School District are teaming up to launch a Return-to-Learn program, meant to help students suffering from concussions in the classroom.

The program gives teachers the tools they need to monitor a student’s healing process.

Return-to-Learn helps kids with concussions

Sports medicine physician Dr. Darren Campbell said a concussion causes a temporary learning disabilities in young people.

“This just helps with the tools to really get them back into life, which is school for them,” he told KSL NewsRadio’s Heather Kelly.

Student-athletes must follow a strict set of guidelines before they are allowed to resume playing. That wasn’t the case in the classroom, until now.

“We see countless students in our concussion clinic,” Campbell said. “That were high performers in the classroom. They go to class, they struggle, they are not able to do some of the assignments. And what happens is their grades fall, their learning abilities fall.”

Students with concussions may need reduced coursework

Campbell said students may need to study at home, then have a reduced amount of schoolwork in the classroom before they can return to full academic status.

He said the purpose of the program is to track a student’s healing progress, and adjusts their school work, if necessary, so as to not delay the healing process.

“Maybe they can’t look at a screen very well,” Campbell said. “So they can listen to the lectures as they do better, they can return to the classroom. But with other modifications, where they sit and how they receive the information.”

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Return-to-Learn program is launched in Alpine School District