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Schools working with students after concussions

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A local student is working to keep up in the classroom after suffering concussions playing soccer.

Teachers at Crossland Ninth Grade said a recent training session about concussions has helped them work with students like Andi Smith.

"Lo and behold, two days [after a training session] we get this news about Andi and teachers were able to implement the strategies from day one," said Ron Holmgreen.

Smith has suffered two concussions in the past five months playing soccer.

Many schools are changing the way they treat student athletes who suffer concussions, allowing extra time to compete tests and getting notes ahead of time because it can be hard to look at bright lights of screens.

Smith's doctor said a student trying to learn with a concussion is like someone with a constant migraine and ADHD.

Smith hopes to return to the soccer field soon, but there's no timetable on a full recovery.

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