SmartTeams™ Talk: Individualized Return To Learn Approach Needed, Says Pieroth + MORE

SmartTeams™ Talk: Individualized Return To Learn Approach Needed, Says Pieroth + MORE
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There’s A Lot We Don’t Know About Baseball and Softball Injuries

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: There are likely many factors involved in shoulder and elbow injuries for young throwers The available data suggests that there are steps a young thrower can take n.... More »

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Sports Parents

I first posted these 10 resolutions for sports parents a couple of years ago, but in my opinion, we need to be reminded of them every year! Will you resolve to be positive sports parents in 2016? 1. Love your child before the game.Express your support and love in such a way that has no...Read M.... More »
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6 Tips for Raising Independent Children

As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things. We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally depen.... More »
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Keeping Sports Kids Motivated After Injuries

Regaining Confidence After Injury A sports parent asks: “How do my children stay motivated while coming back from a sports injury? They tend to play very conservatively and find it harder to work as hard or be as enthusiastic when coming back from such an injury.” Often when your kids a.... More »

SEXUAL PREDATORS IN YOUTH SPORTS: What Parents Need to Know – and to Ask

Sadly, you have all heard, of course, about the horrible sexual abuse case that Larry Nasser exacted on hundreds of US gymnasts. This story has made for sickening –and terrifying — headlines for the past couple of years. But the truth is: there are sex abuse cases from across all youth sport.... More »
Coaches need to create a culture of safety in which self-reporting by athletes of concussion symptoms is encouraged, not discouraged, and they aren’t penalized for honest reporting, says neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Fire…

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Return to learn is just as important as return to play, says Neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox and Fire. Need to assess the child’s individual symptoms and what triggers them to determine what adjustments to the school day are appropriate…

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Most pediatricians can handle uncomplicated concussions, says neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Fire, but parents may need to ask for a referral if their child’s doctor isn’t comfortable treating concussions, or where the concussion is more complicated, such as where recovery is taking longer than expected, or where the athlete has a history of concussions.

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To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. If there was any way that you could help your child gain the mental edge in youth sports, would you do it? Today’s podcast guest and I will discuss that question. My guest is sports psychologist Will Drumright from Dr. Rob Bell & Associates…

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In a wide-ranging and informative presentation to parents in Grand Prairie, Texas as part of MomsTEAM’s SmartTeams program, Sophia Grant, M.D., F.A.A.P, of Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth, Texas explains the benefits and drawbacks of youth sports, and talks about the different forms of psychological and sexual abuse and how coaches and parents can help keep youth athletes safe…

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Make sure that the neuropsychologist involved in your child’s treatment after concussion has training in concussion assessment and treatment, has kept up with evolving research and practice guidelines, and understands athletes and sports culture, says neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy.D, Associate Director of the Sports Concussion Program of NorthShore Medical Group and consultant to the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox and Fire…

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Although the outdoor season is winding down, the indoor leagues are about to begin! Even more topically, last week’s MLS Playoffs kicked off with a beauty between the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City. After a 2-2 tie in regulation and extra time, the win-or-go-home game transitioned into penalty kicks…

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