REAP, which stands for Remove/Reduce • Educate • Adjust/Accommodate • Pace, is an innovative, community-based model for Concussion Management that was developed in Colorado.
The four essential elements of concussion management are:
- Remove student from all physical activities. Reduce physical and cognitive (mental) demands.
- Educate the student/athlete, families, educators, coaches, and medical professionals on all of the potential symptoms.
- Adjust/accommodate the student/athlete academically and the parents/educators informationally.
- Pace the student/athlete back to activity, play, and learning.
REAP helps families, schools, and medical professionals develop a multi-disciplinary team around the student/athlete to help facilitate recovery from a concussion.