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Ahead of the Game: The Parent's Guide To Youth Sports Concussion

Rosemarie Scolaro Moser's new book, Ahead of the Game: The Parent's Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (University Press of New England) is just what it says it is: a practical, no-nonsense guide for parents about sport concussions. Ahead of the Game

Moser brings to the subject matter a unique background: As a clinician who has treated hundreds if not thousands of concussed student-athletes at the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, she brings real world experience to the subject, not just as a neuropsychologist with specialized expertise on baseline and post-concussion neurocognitive testing but in the management and treatment of concussions, including the academic accommodations that are often needed during the sometimes long road to recovery.

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The number of children injured in sports is staggering. According to the Safe Kids campaign, 3.5 million kids ages fourteen and younger receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries each year, half of which are overuse injuries. Many more injuries - such as emotional injuries, sexual abuse injuries - aren't even captured by this statistic.

This is the place to find information on a whole host of sports injury and treatment topics that cut across all sports and don't fit neatly into a specific injury category, like concussions or emotional injuries. MomsTeam's General Safety Center will continue to provide the latest information on general youth sports injury topics and a forum where everyone with a stake in injury prevention and treatment, including parents, athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, clinicians, and sports safety equipment manufacturers - can meet to exchange ideas and information and share concerns.

Together, we can reduce the number of injuries that our children suffere each year playing sports and make sure that we are doing everything possible to make their sports experience injury free.

-- Brooke de Lench, Founder and Editor-in-Chief


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