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Lecture to dispel concussion myths

Published 9:49 pm, Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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The Concussion Center of Fairfield County, in conjunction with The Southfield Center for Development, will help parents navigate how concussions are defined and recognized; the likelihood of occurrence; best practices; debates on evaluating and treating concussions; return-to-play guidelines; and long-term effects of head injuries at a lecture Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southfield Center for Development at 85 Kings Highway N., Darien.

Dr. Timothy Heitzman, pediatric neuropsychologist at the Southfield Center for Development and Dr. Ellen Fahey, clinical director of the Concussion Center of Fairfield County will lead the discussion.

The second part of this lecture series will take place on Oc. 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. also at the Southfield Center for Development. Rick Wolff, noted sports psychologist and host of "The Sports Edge" on WFAN, will offer his perspective and insights on how parents can help make the difficult decision as to whether or not to let their children play high-impact sports when being bombarded by the media about the long-term effects of concussions among athletes.

These lecture series are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call 203-202-7654 or email Christi.zacarola@southfieldcenter.com to reserve a seat.