Dr. Maya Yutsis Addresses Key Information on Cognitive Functions (Mental Activities) and Concussions
- What is cognitive function? How are they related to concussions?
- What are the best ways to manage these symptoms?
- What to do if symptoms persist or worsen?
- When can one return to school?
Dr. Maya Yutsis, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a neuropsychologist at the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease and Research Center (ADRC), Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, and Neuropsychology Service. She is also the team neuropsychologist for the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to coming to Stanford, she worked as a lead neuropsychologist at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) Telehealth Neuropsychology clinic and served as a director/preceptor of an APA-approved post-doctoral fellowship Neuropsychology Emphasis Area training program. She is currently a Newsletter Editor of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, APA Division 40.
We are grateful for Dr. Yutsis and her hand in improving our StoryWall and CrashCourse concussion education initiatives.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 22 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, USA Rugby,US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Team Handball, USA Triathlon, USA Waterski and Wake, and USA Wrestling.