Persuasive Essay On High School Concussions

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In the article “Concussion program for high school athletes works, Michigan group says” by the Associated Press, states information relating a concussion prevention program. By using baseline testing, the program helps analyze the player’s memory, response time, and attention to diagnose concussions. A large number of head injuries were reported by Michigan schools in both boys and girls sports. The largest number of head injuries was within football. Schools who participated in the program noticed an increase in players who were pulled from their sport because of possible head injuries. The downside to the organization’s program is districts that cannot pay for this will have to get word out to the public in order to receive support. Jack…show more content…
These are long term effects of concussions. Miss diagnosing high school concussions has become a major concern, especially to those involved with athletics. Sports in general are getting more physical which is a reason to have a strong concussion prevention program. Concussion testing needs to be federally funded, schools need to provide it, and rules in sports need to be more strict regarding hits and contact. The majority of schools who do not offer in depth concussion testing is due to a lack of money. Long term funding for such programs has become a major issue for some schools. This is why it should be obvious that concussion testing should be federally funded. With concussion testing being federally funded, it will allow for not only more head injury evaluations, but it will create a safer environment for…show more content…
People who were not diagnosed in high school and later find major health problems are increasing in numbers. If testing programs such as the organization in Michigan became federally funded, schools would no longer have to worry about getting information out to the public to ask for financial support. The result would be every school would have some form of a program to test for concussions. Rules in these sports need to be better portrayed to make it clear what kind of hits will be allowed, while still keeping the sports enjoyable and
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