REAP Concussion Management Program
Our director Karen McAvoy, Psy.D., is the author of The REAP Project, a community-based concussion management program for families, schools and medical professionals.
REAP stands for the four essential elements of concussion treatment and management:
R - Remove/Reduce physical and cognitive, or mental demands
E - Educate the student athlete, families, educators, coaches and medical professionals on all of the potential symptoms
A - Adjust/Accommodate for the student athlete academically
P - Pace the student athlete back to learning, activity, and play
REAP helps families, schools and medical professionals develop a multidisciplinary team around the student athlete to help ensure their recovery from the concussion.
The REAP Project is used in numerous school districts throughout Colorado and is endorsed by the Colorado High School Activities Association, the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, and the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund.
Q&A with Dr. Karen McAvoy
Part 1 - Dr. McAvoy, was a co-author on the article from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She tells us about the article and her work here in Denver.
Part 2 - How important is the multidisciplinary team approach?
Part 3 - What is the parent’s role in concussion management?