School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know

Absences may occur due to illness, medical appointments, seizure activity, or hospitalizations. Difficulty sleeping may be an issue. 

What you can do

  • Discuss the child’s nighttime sleeping patterns with the parents.
  • Provide consistent routine.
  • Consider temperature in the environment and change to cooler or warmer if necessary.
  • Schedule daytime naps or afternoon rests if needed.
  • Some children respond to a change in scenery (i.e. taking a walk) when tired.