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School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know

Absences should not be a big factor for school aged children.

However, sleep problems are common in individuals with Down syndrome, and may lead to fatigue.

  • When tired children can be restless, whiny, and difficult to calm.
  • When tired a child may have difficulty focusing and learning new information.
  • Children may have sleep apnea due to the obstruction of upper airway by large adenoids and/or tonsils.

What you can do

Contact parents if changes are noticed.