University of Calgary-led study says concussions don’t affect kids’ intelligence – CTV

July 17, 2023

CALGARY – A University of Calgary-led study has some positive news for parents whose children have suffered concussions, finding kids’ intelligence is not affected by the brain injury.
The research, published in the medical journal Pediatrics on Monday, is drawn from emergency room visits to U.S. and Canadian children’s hospitals.

“Parents are always asking ‘what’s going to happen to my kid?’ There’s a lot of worry out there right now,” said Dr. Keith Yeates, a professor in the university’s psychology department and senior author of the Pediatrics paper.

“People are really worried about concussion and it is nice to be able to give parents some good news, in that there doesn’t appear to be an alteration in a kid’s IQ or intellectual ability as a consequence of these injuries.”

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