School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know

  • Additional surgeries may cause increased absences.
  • In rare cases the immune deficiency can cause an increased susceptibility to infections.
  • Anxiety or depression may cause increased absences and school phobias.
  • If a child has a sleep disturbance at night, he or she may need a rest break during the day.

What you can do

  • Work with the student and parents to communicate about absences for medical reasons and help provide the extra help needed.
  • Be alert for signs of anxiety or depression and contact the parents.